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Rashid Khan sends special tweet for Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on his birthday

The youngster has been one of the finds in international cricket in recent times.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In India, Bollywood and cricket are often seen merged together. Whether is it is a biopic made on a cricketer – like MS Dhoni the untold story, or Bollywood stars performing at cricketing events – like the IPL opening and closing ceremony. Cricketers and actors enjoy a friendly relationship, some which turned into marriages too.

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However, Bollywood stars are not just famous among Indian cricketers. They are loved by cricketers all over the world, as is evident from a tweet posted by Afghanistan’s spin sensation Rashid Khan. The exceptional bowler, who plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, posted a special happy birthday message for Amir Khan on his Twitter handle. The tweet read thus – “Happy Happy Birthday to my favorite Bollywood Actor @aamir_khan Have a great successful future ahead.” The PK actor, however, is yet to respond to the affectionate post.

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Rashid’s brief career 

Last season, Khan became the first ever player from his country to play in the IPL. He impressed one and all on his debut, with 2/36 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of the 10th edition. He was also bought by the Guyana Amazon Warriors for 60,000 USD to play in the Caribbean Premier League.

The 19-year-old has played 40 ODIs and 29 Tests for his home country, from which he has 90 and 47 wickets respectively. His figures of 5/3 against Ireland are the joint-fourth best in T20Is and he is also the first player to take 5 wickets in 2 overs of a T20.

As for his affection for Aamir Khan, Rashid can probably hope that the actor comes to the Wankhede Stadium to watch the Hyderabad vs Mumbai game live. The IPL 11 begins on April 7, with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the returning Chennai Super Kings in the opening game at the Wankhede fortress.

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