Aman Khan: How an accident became the turning point for the KKR debutant 

Aman Khan, the KKR debutant, has a fascinating story as he even played age-group cricket with Shreyas Iyer.

Aman Khan with KKR coach Brendon McCullum (Courtesy:
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Aman Hakim Khan, a hard-hitting batter, who can also play as a medium-pacer replaced the injured Rasikh Salam to make his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday. 

Khan hit one boundary in his five-run knock against SRH on debut and displayed  an early glimpse of his bowling abilities. He was signed by the two-time champions for his base price of INR 20 lakh at the IPL mega auctions and his story has been nothing short of fascinating. 

So what do we know about Khan and his journey? 

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Aman Khan: An accident brought the best out of him

Khan wanted to become a fast bowler in his formative years which hardly gave him a chance to bat at top of the order, according to But a road accident, which injured his thigh and toe, turned into a blessing in disguise as he scored 60 runs in a local U-14 tournament and impressed his coach Pravin Amre. He was soon promoted to bat at No.4 and displayed his abilities. 

Khan was fast tracked to the Mumbai U-19 for the Cooch Behar Trophy but a ligament tear saw him out of the tournament. 

Aman Khan: Mumbai senior team call-up

Khan made his debut for Mumbai in the quarter-final of the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He, later, hit 25 off 18 balls while batting for No. 6 in the semi-final against Karnataka before lifting the trophy with the team. 

He had forged a 127-run stand with Shreyas Iyer in the T20 Mumbai League. 

Aman Khan: IPL trials for six years 

However, his debut for KKR, came after plenty of hard work, patience and perseverance as he appeared for trials with various IPL franchises for six years straight. 

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