All you need to know about 20-year-old Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan
Posted by Atin Jain on November 23rd, 2018
Rising star Rashid Khan is a name that first strikes to mind whenever Afghanistan Cricket Team is talked about. The 20-year old Afghan Cricketer, Rashid Khan was passionate about cricket since childhood.
Rashid Khan idolized the Shahid Afridi since childhood. He emulates Shahid Afridi in bowling that can be seen on the field. Rashid Khan Biographyreveals about his early life. He belongs to a large family and has 10 siblings.
Rashid Khan emerged a mind-blowing cricketer in a country like Afghanistan. Whether it is IPL or Asia Cup 2018 his performance was highly appreciated by all. He is the youngest Afghanistan player to play in a Twenty20 International when he was just 17 years old. Soon after that, he made his One Day International debut as well.
Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting said, “Rashid Khan is the best bowler in the world.” It is said that he creates pressure on batsmen while bowling. His leg-spin and googlies troubled most batsmen on the field.
Rashid Khan is the second Afghan player who was included in IPL. He came to limelight when Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2017 brought him for Rs. 4 Crores.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar after Rashid’s performance against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens tweeted, "Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn't hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he's got some batting skills as well. Great guy,".
Rashid Khan ended IPL 2018 with 21 wickets and he picked out three main wickets that include Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and MS Dhoni.
When South African batsman AB de Villiers who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL announced his shocking retirement from all forms of international cricket. At that time, Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra said that he does not know who will be the next ABD for South Africa but Afghanistan got their ABD in the form of Rashid Khan.