The IPL (Indian Premier League) brings cricketers together once a year from all around the globe. But, Pakistani Cricketers hasn't played in the IPL for a long time, and the last time they played was in 2008. Here is a list of a few Pakistani cricketers who were a part of this tournament.
1. Sohail Tanveer
Sohail Tanveer was the first bowler to earn a Purple Cap in IPL with 22 wickets from 11 matches for Rajasthan Royals. Shane Warne and Sohail lifted the trophy together for the IPL's inaugural edition. The player probing line created many issues, and he couldn't play in the IPL again.
2. Shahid Afridi
Afridi played for ten matches for Deccan Chargers and scored 81 runs and took nine wickets. The expectations from this player were high, but Afridi gave a mediocre performance. The Deccan chargers had Rohit Sharma, VVS Laxman, and Andrew Symonds to their credit.
3. Younis Khan
Younis didn't have a successful IPL career as he only played in one game representing Rajasthan Royals. Shane Warne led the team at that time; there were some great batsmen in RR like Damien Martyn, Swapnil Asnodkar, and Graeme Smith. Rajasthan Royals gave Younis a chance, but his performance was disappointing.
4. Shoaib Malik
Shoaib appeared only once in the IPL and played for Delhi Daredevils, led by Virender Sehwag. He featured as an all-rounder but only scored 52 runs in 7 matches at an average of 13.0. Malik's poor performance ended his IPL career.
5. Umar Gul
He would have shown an impressionable game if Umar hadn't had fitness issues. He was among the best bowlers in T20 cricket. Gul played a few matches for Kolkata in the IPL 2008, took four wickets, and chased down the Kings XI Punjab to 175.
This Pakistani Cricketer shares the record for the fastest test ton with Viv Richard; after his outstanding performance in T20 2007, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Misbah could turn any losing game into a winning one with his batting abilities.
7. Salman Butt
Since Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, and Brendon McCullum left for national duty, Salman was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders. Butt was chosen for the first season. He and Ganguly made the most attractive pair of openers in that season.
8. Mohammad Asif
Asif's personal life issues overtook his career, and that's why this magnificent bowler couldn't do well in many places. Mohammad played for Delhi Daredevils and later had a great partnership with McGrath, which ended in controversy as he was charged guilty for doping.
9. Kamran Akmal
Kamran had the most reliable wicketkeeping skills and was an essential part of the Rajasthan Royals. He wasn't the team's first choice; the only reason he got his chance was due to the unavailability of some international players. However, Akmal played in the final.
10. Mohammad Hafeez
Kolkata Knight Riders chose Mohammad for his batting skills and game-changing bowling skills in the crucial time; he is a huge credit to any T20 team, which he proved by playing for several T20 leagues worldwide. Hafeez had just lost his place in the Pakistani team, and therefore continued his IPL journey that year.