Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
March 28, 2001, Khost
Also Known As
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
He can bowl traditional offspin and mix it up with legspin and ripping googlies to make what Afghanistan coach Andy Moles terms a "complete package". At just 16, Mujeeb wants to follow in the footsteps of Rashid Khan, his senior by two years. There's plenty of hype surrounding him too, supported by the weight of his performances.
Mujeeb was part of an Afghanistan Under-19 side that clinically dismantled Bangladesh 3-1 in their own den. Bowling predominantly with the new ball, Mujeeb, who picked up eight wickets in the first three games of that series, nearly doubled his tally during the course of a nine-over spell in which he took 7 for 19, the joint second-best best bowling figures in all Youth ODIs. This performance was all the more spectacular as it helped Afghanistan defend 133. Mujeeb went on to pick up 17 wickets in the series, the most by a bowler in a bilateral Youth ODI series.
These performances against their own country perhaps coaxed Comilla Victorians to sign him as a replacement player during the 2017-18 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Mujeeb continued to enhance his reputation on the global stage by starring in Afghanistan's historic triumph at the Under-19 Asia Cup, where they beat Pakistan in the final with him claiming a five-wicket haul. The title-clinching performance was preceded by a six-for in the semi-final against Nepal. He finished the tournament with 20 wickets in five games.
At the Under-19 World Cup, his four-wicket haul helped Afghanistan beat New Zealand to secure a semi-final berth. Two days later, he was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for an astonishing INR 4 crore (630,000 USD approx.) for IPL 2018.
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