Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan, on Friday, celebrated his 21st birthday. Wishes poured in from all the corners for the man who has played a huge role in the rise of Afghanistan cricket. From cricketers to fans, almost everyone associated with the game wished the star leg-spinner on his special day.
Rashid made his T20 and ODI debut in October 2015 against Bangladesh and has gone from strength to strength since then. At present, he has played more than hundred matches across both formats for Afghanistan. He has also played in all three of Afghanistan’s Test matches, starring in their two wins against Ireland and Bangladesh, respectively.
As far as his wicket tally is concerned, he has 20 wickets in Test cricket, 131 ODI wickets and 79 T20I wickets. Earlier this year in April, he was named the T20I captain of the side. Just a couple of months later after Afghanistan’s woeful outing in the World Cup, he was named captain across formats.
On his Test captaincy, he led Afghanistan to a thumping 224-run win over Bangladesh. The leg-spinner starred with the ball, picking up fifers in both the innings in addition to scoring a fifty in the first. There is little denying that Rashid Khan has become one of the most popular cricketers in the world at the moment.
And on the occasion of his birthday, ESPNCricinfo released a video of Rashid where he was asked to answer 25 questions. One of the questions was about who he thinks is the best bowler in the world at the moment. In reply, the Afghanistan star ignored the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and others as he picked West Indies’ spinner Sunil Narine.
Here is the entire video where Rashid Khan answered the 25 questions: