At 44, KKR's Brad Hogg sets IPL record

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Chennai, April 28: Australia's left-arm chinaman bowler Brad Hogg set an Indian Premier League (IPL) record when he played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tonight.

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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.

File photo: IPL record for Brad Hogg

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

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