Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is a well-known Afghani cricketer and the current captain of the national team. He was born in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, on September 20, 1998. Aside from that, he was one of the 11 players who took part in the first-ever test match against India. He began playing cricket at a young age, and his interest in the game has led him to become one of the most successful cricketers.

Aside from that, he had a very difficult journey because, in Afghanistan, everyone works hard for their daily bread, and he came from such a place. As a result, we can say that the journey was not easy. Aside from that, in 2019, at the age of 20, he led the team in one of the test match series, making him one of the youngest captains to play in a test match.

Full Name: Rashid Khan
Nick Name: Rashid Khan
Date of Birth: September 20, 1998
Birth Place: Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Religion: Muslim
Nationality: Afghani
Profession: Cricketer, Sportsman
Role: Bowler
Batting: Right-Handed
Bowling: Right-arm Leg Break

Rashid is a famous Afghani international cricketer. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and has black eyes and hair. Rashid Khan weighs approximately 64 kg. Rashid Khan is 23 years old.

International debut
– 18th October 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo
T20– 26th October 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo
Jersey number: #19(Afghanistan), #19(Domestic)
Domestic/State team: Afghanistan, Afghanistan under-19s, Kabul eagles, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nature on field: Aggressive
Favorite ball: Legbreak googly
Career turning point: His unexpected bid of 4 crores (INR) by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the 2017 IPL auction at Bengaluru


Rashid Khan was born in Afghanistan and raised there. Rashid has ten siblings, and he had a difficult start in life as well. During the Soviet and Afghan wars, he and his family fled to Pakistan, where he began playing cricket, and his love for the game began there.

He used to play with Shahid Afridi, another well-known Pakistani player, at the time. Rashid learned to bowl in a more stylized manner from Shahid Afridi. He made his first-class debut against England in 2016, taking 4 and 8 wickets in different matches and scoring 25 and 52, respectively, which marked a turning point in his career.

IPL Career

Rashid debuted in the IPL in 2017, when he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 4 crore. He is also the second Afghani player to play in the IPL. He takes two wickets and wins the match by 35 runs. He takes a total of 17 wickets in the 2017 IPL season. Currently, he has been acquired by the Gujarat titans for the upcoming 2022 IPL.

Family and marital life Affaires and Status

Rashid Khan was born and raised in the Afghan province of Nangarhar. He has ten siblings, all of whom live in Afghanistan.

Unknown Facts

  • He began his career when he was 16 years old only.
  • Rashid Khan was also the captain of the test match series against Bangladesh, making him one of the test match series’ youngest captains at the age of 20.
  • He was born and raised in the Afghan region of Nangarhar.
  • Rashid Khan has 10 siblings.
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