In a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, 18-year-old Musheer Khan has once again etched his name in the annals of the sport. Notching up yet another century for Team India in the ongoing U-19 World Cup, Musheer has stunned the world. Just five days ago, he had delivered a remarkable performance with a century against Ireland, and now, against New Zealand in Bloemfontein, Musheer Khan has once again left an indelible mark.
This achievement propels Musheer Khan into an exclusive club, as he becomes only the second player, after Shikhar Dhawan, to score multiple centuries in a single U-19 World Cup edition. The young prodigy's stellar performance has been a crucial factor in Team India's success on the global stage.
Musheer Khan, hailing from a cricketing family, is the younger brother of the sensational batter Sarfaraz Khan, who has made waves in domestic cricket. Apart from his prowess as a right-handed top-order batter, Musheer Khan also showcases his versatility as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler.
Sarfaraz Khan gets his maiden test call-up
His cricketing journey includes a notable first-class debut for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy 2022–23 edition, where he exhibited his batting prowess, scoring 96 runs in five innings and also contributing two wickets. Musheer Khan's exceptional skills were not confined to the domestic circuit; he excelled in the U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, amassing 438 runs and emerging as the highest wicket-taker with 22 scalps.
The young cricketer's recent standout performance in the quadrangular series final for the India A U-19 team further solidified his reputation. Scoring a scintillating 127 runs off 47 balls and picking up two crucial wickets (2/53), Musheer Khan showcased his all-around abilities on the international stage, leaving cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipating his future contributions.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that the ongoing week has been phenomenal for Musheer and his family. His elder brother Sarfaraz Khan has received a maiden Test call from Team India as he has been added to the squad for the ongoing five-match series against England.