5 International Cricketers Who Look Different Than Their Age

Updated - 27 Nov 2019, 02:25 PM

Rashid Khan, 5 Cricketers who look different to their age
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5 International Cricketers Who Look Different Than Their Age; The game of cricket has witnessed many age frauds over the years. A few of them cut short their age in order to have better chances at the age-group cricket, which will pave them a way to enter into the national team. By doing so, a few cricketers found success and escalated to the highest level of the game. However, none of the individuals complained about them, as they performed brilliantly.

Much to the same, there are few cricketers, who looked older than the age they put in the register. Despite looking a bit older than the rest, none of the records show against those particular cricketers, who might have produced correct documents. Meanwhile, we figured out 5 cricketers, who look pretty different to their age on the paper. Have a look:

5 Cricketers Who Look Different To Their Age In International Cricket:

5. Shahid Afridi:

Shahid Afridi, 5 Cricketers Who Look Different To Their Age
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The legendary cricketer from Pakistan Shahid Afridi himself revealed that he shortened 5 years of his age to improve his chances in the selection for the national team. Recently, after writing his biography, Shahid Afridi ended the mystery around his age, revealing that he was born in 1975 and not in 1980 as the official records state.

“I was just nineteen, and not sixteen as they claim. I was born in 1975. So yes, the authorities stated my age incorrectly,” Afridi has written in book titled ‘Game Changer’.

However, none of them had any issues with it as Shahid Afridi has been sensational for Pakistan over the years. Even if he provided the correct age, he would have easily found a place in the team for his stunning cricketing skills.

4. Mujeeb ur Rahman:

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Mujeeb ur Rahman (Credits: Getty Images)

The youngster is the other such cricketer, who doesn’t resemble like he is 18-year-old. The youngster has risen through the ranks to represent Afghanistan at the highest level at the tender age of 16.

Within a couple of years, Mujeeb ur Rahman managed to sign deals across the world to feature for them in the franchise cricket. His rise started after signing a 4-crore deal with Kings XI Punjab. Now, he is a regular in the Afghanistan team.

Adding to that, the youngster recently got engaged to start new innings of his life. It is really surprising to see the 18-year-old getting married, who have got all the required goods to become the best in the game of cricket.

3. Parthiv Patel:

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Parthiv Patel. Credit: Twitter

How many of you believe Parthiv Patel is 34-year old? If Parthiv trims his hair and shave off his beard, there would be no one questioning him even if he keeps wickets for an under-19 team. The stylish southpaw is still the youngest wicket-keeper to represent India in Test format of the game when he was 17-year old.

On his birthday, Virender Sehwag wished him quoting ”Happy Birthday Dear Nikke urf Chota Chetan @parthiv9. May you keep shining and remain so Nanha Munna that you can play in u-19 for lifetime.”

Currently, he is playing for Gujarat team and leading them across the formats. In IPL, he is one of the few to represent many teams in the tournament. Currently, he is with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

2. Rishabh Pant:

Rishabh Pant, 5 Cricketers Who Look Different To Their Age
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India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant turned 22 recently. Touted to be MS Dhoni’s successor across formats, the left-hander has made a mark not only with wicketkeeping records and aggressive batting but also with his banter with opposition batsmen behind the stumps.

He has also been a force to reckon with especially in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) where he represents Delhi Capitals (DC). Much like the others in the chart, Rishabh Pant doesn’t seem like he is 22-year old, as he looks at least a couple of years older than he is at the moment.

However, there are no evidences or enough proofs to submit. And also, there are no questions, as he is going to be the next big thing in Indian Cricket.

1. Rashid Khan:

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Rashid Khan. Credit: BCCI

The youngster is ruling the world cricket with his exceptional skills at the moment. Rashid Khan recently became the youngest Test captain when he took the field against Bangladesh in a one-off Test match. However, his looks always seems like telling us that he is not the kid, whom we are thinking about.

Recently, his skipper in IPL, David Warner hilariously referred to Rashid as a 25-year old on his birthday. It may be because Rashid looks a bit older than his age or could be one of the few, who know his real age. However, as per the records, Rashid Khan is just 21 at the moment.

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