Twitter is excited after Khaleel Ahmed got his maiden international cap
He doesn't have a whole of experience at the domestic level.
Published - Sep 18, 2018 4:53 pm | Updated - Sep 18, 2018 4:53 pm
India is currently playing the 2018 Asia Cup and is set to play their opening match against Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. A number of their players recently played in the Test series in England and hence, Rohit Sharma mentioned that it will be difficult for the players to adjust. Hence, it was speculated that some of their players, who played the series, may be rested.
It turned out to be exactly that way as left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed got his maiden international cap. He doesn’t have a whole of experience at the first-class level having played only a couple of matches in which he has notched only two wickets for Rajasthan back in October 2017. Moreover, the speedster doesn’t have much experience in the List A and T20 format as well.
Khaleel gets a go
Moreover, the 20-year-old played represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he conceded 38 runs in his three overs. Thereafter, the Rajasthan-born cricketer was drafted into the India ‘A’ squad for their triangular series on English soil, involving England Lions and Windies ‘A’.
He picked up wickets in every other match and his best bowling figures of 3/48 came against the Lions in the final at Kennington Oval in London. To add to his delight, he was also included for the quadrangular series in India. He didn’t disappoint by any stretch of the imaginations and the bowler ended with seven wickets to grab the eyes of the selectors.
As far as India’s match against Anshuman Rath and Co is concerned, a number of other players like Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu who didn’t feature in the previous English tour, got opportunities. Meanwhile, Twitter is delighted with Khaleel Ahmed’s inclusion.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) September 18, 2018
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) September 18, 2018
— Ganesh sobanapuram (@imGANESH25) September 18, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 18, 2018
Khaleel Ahmed making his debut! Nice.
— Rohit Fan 45 🇮🇳 (@Ank_M24) September 18, 2018
Khaleel Ahmed makes his ODI debut
-Was with DD in 2016 and 2017. SRH in 2018
-From Tonk, Rajasthan
-Clocked 148 kmph in the recently concluded Mushtaq Ali tournament (Took 17 wickets in 10 games)
– Idolises Zaheer Khan. Has trained with McGrath & Ryan Harris#AsiaCup2018 #INDvHK
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 18, 2018
— Suhith Kumar RN (@SuhithKumarRN) September 18, 2018
Indian debut for khaleel Ahmed.. 🤩
— VisHal (@ImVpatel) September 18, 2018
— Kaptaan Kohli (@siedry_) September 18, 2018
Wow! Khaleel Ahmed getting his cap , making his debut today.#INDvHK
— srikrishna 🏏 (@1998Srikrishna) September 18, 2018
— Abhiraj Singh Gohil (@ImAbhi4852) September 18, 2018
— Pavan Kumar Gowda (@PavanJagger) September 18, 2018
— HalaPlay (@HalaPlayDotCom) September 18, 2018
— निष्कर्ष (Nishh) (@Nishkarsh1108) September 18, 2018
— Cricket & Bollywood with Satvik Bhatt (@satvik_bhatt30) September 18, 2018
Rajasthan's star gets the cap . Go well khaleel ahmed n make a mark in this tournament or the match as the case maybe. Finally a player after pankaj singh getting the recognition.
— Bond (@YogeshBond) September 18, 2018
20 year old Khaleel Ahmed to make debut today. He has played only 2 first class matches. Will be interesting to see him bowl. Hope he is a good find as we don't have any quality left arm fast bowler around. #INDvHKG #AsiaCup2018
— KedarHirve (@KedarHirve) September 18, 2018