Musheer Khan becomes youngest cricketer to play Kanga League

Musheer Khan bagged three wickets and played a gritty knock lower down the order with the bat.

Sep 9, 2013

Musheer Khan, aged eight, on Sunday became the youngest cricketer to play the Dr HD Kanga Cricket League.

He represented Sportsfield when they took on Rajawadi Cricket Club at the Oval Maidan. Khan scored four runs and took three wickets for just 20 runs in his seven overs. His father Naushad, a renowned coach in Mumbai’s cricketing circle and father of young sensation Sarfaraz Khan, also played for the same team in that match.

Musheer came into bat when Springfield had lost four wickets for 39. His father Naushad who is also the captain of the side instructed the eight-year-old not to get out and help the senior partners. Musheer, who batted out 42 deliveries, added 20 runs with Sumedh Tare.

Talking about Musheer’s performance, Naushad told Mumbai Mirror, “I am satisfied with his performance and I am sure he will be attracting more attention with his game than his size and age in the future,” said Naushad.

The eight-year old said, “My father told me to play responsibly and try and stitch a partnership. Like always my father had belief in my abilities and that gave me confidence. I hope that I can get some more runs in the coming matches and help the team.”

Musheer dropped a caught and bowled off his first delivery ever bowled in the Kanga League. He got the wicket off his second delivery when he bamboozled Rajesh Raje with his flight. The batsman top-edged after getting beaten in flight and was dismissed.