The International Cricket Council (ICC) says Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has become youngest ever No.1 bowler in the history of the cricket rankings.
According to ICC, Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s teenage leg-spinning sensation has become the top-ranked ODI bowler at just 7092 days of age.
According to a statement by ICC, after a year in which Rashid Khan left plenty of records in his wake – and for which he was given the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year award – the leg-spinner from Afghanistan has added another feather to what is already a pretty stuffed cap.
The statement further adds that confirmation of the achievement came on Monday after Afghanistan completed a 4-1 series-win over Zimbabwe in Sharjah. Rashid was the highest wicket-taker in the series, claiming a remarkable haul of 16 wickets for a total of 127 runs, at a staggering average of 7.9.
According to ICC, before Rashid, the youngest man to be No.1 in any of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings was Saqlain Mushtaq. The Pakistan off-spinner was 7683 days old when in January 1998 he ascended to top spot in the ODI rankings.
Both Rashid Khan and India’s Jasprit Bumrah have been ranked the top ODI bowlers with each having 787 points.