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It's always special to play for home team in IPL, says Ishant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Excited to play for his home team for the first time since IPL's inception, pacer said it is always a "special" moment for him to be returning to the iconic from where his journey started.

Having represented various teams in the (IPL), Ishant will represent his home team Capitals in the season beginning March 23.

In the past, Ishant, who plied his trade in Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Kninght Riders, and

"For me, Kotla is something more than a ground. Right from the under-17 level, I have played all my matches here. I have a number of memories here," Ishant said in a video post on

"Not only for me, but for all those who represent Delhi, Kotla is a memory for them because it is where it all starts. It is from here that we went ahead to represent our country.

The 30-year-old pacer was bought by Capitals for Rs 1.10 crore during the auctions in earlier this year.

Ishant has scalped 58 wickets from 76 IPL games.

"I have got this opportunity after 12 years to represent my home team and I feel very proud. I will try to deliver my best and I hope we win the trophy this year," he said.

Capitals will start their IPL campaign against three-time champions Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 15:10 IST