Rashid Khan- Introduction: Rashid takes part in franchise leagues for the Adelaide Strikers of the Big Bash League (BBL) of Australia, Gujarat Titans of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lahore Qalandars of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Band-e-Amir Dragons of the Shpageeza Cricket League of Afghanistan.
He bats with his right hand and bowls with a right-arm leg spin. In a nation’s first-ever Test match, a debutant gave high bowling numbers. At 20 years old, Rashid Khan became the youngest cricketer to captain.
It is when he directed the team in the lone Test against Bangladesh in September 2019. He was involved in the Rest of the World XI team in April 2018.
Rashid khan’s Early Life and Career
On October 18, 2015, Rashid-khan played in his first One Day International (ODI) for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe. On October 26, he played in his first Twenty20 International (T20I), also against Zimbabwe.
Khan picked up his first T20I five-wicket haul against Ireland on March 10, 2017. His five wickets for three runs rank fourth best across all T20Is. He created history by becoming the first T20I player to take five wickets in two overs. Rashid and Najeeb Tarakai earned the man of the match honor after Afghanistan prevailed in the game.
Rashid khan’s Personal Life
Rashid Khan was raised in a refugee camp in Peshawar. He was from a Pashtun family in the Afghan hamlet of Nangarhar. After seeing Shahid Afridi play, he became passionate about the sport and soon began to look up to him.
He studied hard to develop several variants and modeled his quick-arm action after that of his hero. A few months after turning 17, Rashid Khan was given a chance to represent his nation. In 2015, he played against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo for his first ODI.
Rashid khan’s Education
In 1998, Rashid Khan was born in Nangarhar, east of Afghanistan. He has eleven siblings and is a native of Jalalabad. His family escaped the Afghan war when he was still a child and spent a few years living in Pakistan.
After their eventual return to Afghanistan, they resumed their regular lives while Rashid continued his education. Rashid developed an admiration for the Pakistani all-rounder.
Rashid-khan’s Awards & Achievements
Rashid delivered an expensive spell in a Cricket World Cup match on June 18, 2019. He gave up 110 runs in his nine overs against England.
He got the Associate Cricketer of the Year award from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in January 2018. Khan was selected as the team captain for Afghanistan’s participation in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.