Hogg, at the age of 44 years and 81 days, became the oldest player to feature in a match in the history of IPL. He was included in the Playing XI on Tuesday night in place of Sunil Narine, who was last week reported for a suspected illegal bowling action.
At this year's players auction, Hogg was bought by KKR for Rs 50 lakhs. Previously, he has played for Rajasthan Royals (RR). His last IPL game before today, was in 2013.
In IPL 2015, both the youngest and oldest player records have been set. Earlier in the tournament, Sarfaraz Khan of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had become the youngest to play IPL at the age of 17 years.
As soon as KKR captain Gautam Gambhir broke the news of Hogg playing, at the toss, fans and former cricketers congratulated Hogg and hoped he would produce a big performance at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Former Australian stumper and team-mate Adam Gilchrist wrote on his Twitter page, "@Brad_Hogg you little ripper. Go son."
Here are some of the Tweets
@Brad_Hogg you little ripper. Go son.— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) April 28, 2015
you feel lazy about doing anything at the age of 20 and #bradhogg is playing IPL at 44. embarassed ?— Rohit Kumar (@rk92350) April 28, 2015
Brad hogg playing Congratulations oldest player playing at the age 44 #CSKvsKKR— rag :) (@EndRanger) April 28, 2015
Good to get in @Brad_Hogg , considering the number of Right handers— Shashi Agarwal (@shashiagarwal82) April 28, 2015
Brad Hogg is the Afridi of IPL.— Raghav (@criczinger) April 28, 2015
Brad Hogg what a story! #CSKvsKKR— Saurav Jha (@sauravjha_) April 28, 2015