By Abdullah Qazi / November 25, 2018
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran (مجیب الرحمن ځدراڼ) is a well known Afghan cricket player (cricketer), and a member of the national cricket team. He is a right-handed bowler.
Zadran was born on March 28, 2001, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost. Zadran is the nephew of Noor Ali Zadran, another well known member of Afghanistan’s national cricket team.
Zadran’s bowling has been described as the “complete package” by Afghanistan’s head coach Andrew Moles. He can bowl traditional offspin and mix it up with legspin and ripping googlies.
On February 16, 2018, against Zimbabwe, at the age of just 16 years and 325 days, Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to take a 5-wicket haul in ODIs (One Day Internationals), beating the record formerly held by Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis, who took his first at 18 years and 164 days.
Interestingly enough, Zadran is also the first male player born in the 21st century to play international cricket, and on June 25, 2018, he became youngest player to feature in a country’s inaugural Test Match (against India).
Mujeeb Zadran sees fellow cricketer Rashid Khan as a role model. On October 24, 2018, Saj Sadiq of FIRSTPOST quoted the following from Zadran: “I am simply dedicated to continuing to enhance my experience by performing to the best of my abilities, the same way as Rashid Khan has done. He is a great role model for me and other Afghan cricketers. Just like him, I will continue to train hard and put in good performances and do my best to serve my country as long as I can.”
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