David Warner trolls Rashid Khan on entry into the BBL

“I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL,” Rashid said.

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Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

While Rashid Khan may have grabbed eyeballs in the cricketing world, the fact that he’s just 18 years of age has come across numerous times as a troll on social media. Not only fans, even cricketers have found it funny and poked at Rashid constantly.

After the leg-spinner was recruited in the Adelaide Strikers squad for the seventh season of the Big Bash Premier League, all rounder Daniel Christian took to Twitter and showered praises on Rashid as he was signed by the Strikers. He tweeted, “Brilliant to see Rashid Khan joining the @BBL, he’s a superstar that’s experienced beyond his years”


Here’s the tweet

However, David Warner decided to have fun by purposely misinterpreting Daniel Christian’s words ‘beyond his years’. Warner was the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team Rashid played for during previous edition of the IPL.

Here’s what the SRH skipper had to say:

It sure had the Twitter universe split into laughter. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan who became the first Afghanistan player to get signed in the BBL expressed his happiness over it.

“I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL,” Rashid said. “It is a huge honour to be a part of such a great tournament and even more of an honour to be the first Afghanistan player to participate on the BBL stage. I look forward to linking up with my Strikers teammates and backroom staff.”

Representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League, he became the first ever player to register a hat-trick in the tournament. He also delivered a strong performance in the Indian Premier League with a total of 17 wickets. He was SRH’s second most successful bowler after purple cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

He would now be looking to scale new heights in the Big Bash League as well.