The IPL is in its 10th season and we have seen some brilliant performances by various players. Some of these players have entertained us almost throughout the ten seasons and can almost be called IPL veterans. However, 10 years is a long time and these veterans have also aged. We have seen in the past that reputation is not a factor that franchise owners and administrators consider while choosing their squad. With the mega auction coming up next year, most of the players will be back in the auction pool. Here are five IPL legends who might be playing their last season.
5) ZAHEER KHAN
The current DD skipper has retired from all forms of the game in 2015 and has been playing the IPL only. At the age of 38, he is still looking good. However, injuries have affected him and he may announce his retirement from the IPL after this season. If he chooses to play on next year, Daredevils are unlikely to retain him if there is a retention policy. Zaheer is arguably the best Indian fast bowler ever. With an astute mind, he is probably one of the most intelligent pacers to have graced the game along with Wasim Akhtar.
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It has been a treat to watch him play for India and now, in the IPL. He is 10th on the list of highest wicket-takers in the 10 seasons with 99 wickets to his name. It would be a perfect opportunity for Zak to get his 100th IPL victim and then announce his retirement after this season. He is a legend in his department and it will not come as a surprise if the Daredevils rope Zaheer in as a bowling coach next year. For now, we can enjoy his out-swingers in the last few games of this season.