Khaleel Ahmed Earlier Life:
Khaleel Ahmed was born on December 5, 1997 (age 21 Years) in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. His father Khursheed Ahmed and he has three sisters. His mother name is not known.
He born and grown in the same city in Rajasthan. His father wanted him to become a doctor. However, Ahmed’s passion towards cricket drove him forward to be part of Rajasthan’s U16 and U19 team.
Physical Appearance – Khaleel Ahmed height 1.85 m (6’1″ Feet) and Weight 74 kg. He has black color hair and dark brown eye. He belongs to Islam religion and caste details are unknown.
Khaleel Ahmed Career:
During the U19 tri-series in Sri Lanka in 2015, India’s left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed picked up 13 wickets in just 5 games that earned him a place in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup squad. He made his T20 debut for Rajasthan in 2016-17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 5th February 2017.
Ahmed made his first-class debut in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy for Rajasthan against Jammu & Kashmir on 6 October 2017.
For his very good performances in the domestic circuit, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2017.
So far, he has picked up 17 wickets in 12 T20s that he played at an average of 19.64. He was the part of India B when they clinched Deodhar Trophy.
In the mega IPL auction in January 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for Rs. 3 crore to increase their bowling strength.
The left-arm seamer earned a maiden national call-up for the Asia Cup 2018. He made his international debut against Hong Kong and picked up three crucial wickets.
Khaleel represents team Indian in U19 World Cup 2016 under the captaincy of Ishan Kishan and played along with Rishab Pant and Washington Sunder. In 2018 made his international debut for Indian under captaincy of Rohit Sharma. He played along with big stars like MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and more.
Khaleel Ahmed Facts:
- His father asked him to become a doctor but Ahmed joined the cricket academy without informing his father.
- He tried to copy Irfan Pathan and Zaheer Khan’s bowling style during his childhood.
- He has an ability to bowl consistently at a speed of around 145kmph.
- Ahmed has played for Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
- He made his international debut for India against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2018.
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