Mohali, Apr 13: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who is now a British citizen, has finally got an Indian visa and would be joining his IPL team Kings XI Punjab soon, skipper Adam Gilchrist said.
“I have just been told that he has received a visa,” Gilchrist told reporters on Thursday night.
Gilchrist said Mahmood should be joining the side soon and that would be nice.
On Wednesday when Gilchrist had been asked about the status of Mahmood, who was picked up by KXIP at this year's players' auction in joining the team, he had said, “It's up to the government because he is not getting his visa at the moment.
“We bought a player we were told was available for every game and we are still unable to access our player. It's not in our hands.”
If Mahmood plays for Punjab, he will be the only former Pakistani player to feature in this season's IPL.