ICC greets Shadab Khan on the occasion of his birthday

ICC greets Shadab Khan on the occasion of his birthday

ICC noted that Shadab Khan is the youngest player ever to have featured in a Champions Trophy final.

Shadab Khan of Pakistan
Shadab Khan of Pakistan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Pakistan’s premier leg-spinner, Shadab Khan turned 20 on Thursday. This youngster has evolved to be one of the most important members in the Pakistani setup within no time. Having made his international debut across all the formats in 2017 in the series against the Windies, he quickly ascended up the ranks and is currently rated one of the best bowlers in the world.

The 20-years-old is an efficient leg-break bowler. But, it is his deceptive googlies that often get the batsmen caught unaware and helped him progress to a large extent. On the occasion of his 20th birthday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter and wished the Mainwali-born leggie.

ICC’s Twitter handle heaps praises on Shadab Khan

In its tweet, ICC noted that Shadab Khan is the youngest player ever to have featured in a Champions Trophy final. Also, Shadab is currently the second-ranked bowler behind Rashid Khan in the ICC T20I rankings for bowlers. The apex council mentioned the same in the tweet and concluded by wishing him a very Happy Birthday.

“Last year he became the youngest ever player to feature in a Champions Trophy final, and is the number two bowler in the @MRFWorldwide T20I Rankings. Happy 20th birthday to Pakistan leg-spinning all-rounder @76Shadabkhan!,” the tweet read.

Shadab Khan was born on October 4, 1998, and has represented Pakistan in 53 international games. The bowling all-rounder already has 77 international scalps to his name. He is quite a smart customer and prefers flighting the ball up in the air which is one of his biggest strengths. In just 23 T20Is that he has featured in, he picked up 32 wickets at an average of 18 and an economy which is just under six.

Furthermore, he is very useful down the order with the bat and often adds some crucial runs for the team. He averages over 30 in both Tests and ODIs and can score the runs at a fair clip as well.

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