New Delhi: Paul Valthaty, who came to prominence for his exploits for Kings XI Punjab in the 2011 IPL, has decided to return to Mumbai cricket. The 29-year-old played for Himachal Pradesh last season and will not be eligible for selection until next season due to a cooling-off period clause.
"I have already given my No-Objection Certificate to the Mumbai Cricket Association and I played for Himachal Pradesh last season because I wanted a full season of first-class cricket and Mumbai already had a packed team," Valthaty was reported as saying. "I had a wrist injury mid-season due to which I had to miss a few domestic games. My wrist issue is now sorted as I got a surgery done in London and I am feeling my best again. My stint with HP will only help my cricket."
Valtathy scored 120 runs at an average of 20.00 in the previous Ranji Trophy season.
The success story of IPL 4 has returned home after an unproductive stint with Himachal Pradesh.