Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) met in the sixth match of IPL 2023. As MI joined the field, everyone was concerned about who would replace Jasprit Bumrah. As the team was unveiled, cricket fans were surprised to see a certain player’s name. This was the moniker of Arshad Khan, a 25-year-old all-rounder.
Arshad Khan, who hailed from Gopalganj in the Seoni area of Madhya Pradesh, supplanted Bumrah. His debuted in the IPL at the Chinnaswamy Stadium while donning the Mumbai cap. Yet, the anticipation for Arjun Tendulkar’s debut grew once more.
Who is Arshad Khan?
Arshad was acquired by Mumbai Indians in the mega auction of 2022 for Rs 20 lakh and was added to the team. The unique aspect is that he has only played three List A matches to date. In which he captured three wickets. Before to then, he was injured and did not play for Mumbai, therefore Kumar Kartikeya was added to the team in his stead. After being eliminated from the competition, he returned to his native Seoni. Here, he began providing free cricket instruction to the local youth.
Devotion to the sport
After being ousted from the competition, Arshad was unhappy, but he did not give up. His coach Abdul Kalam told ESPNcricinfo that he used to travel 300 kilometers from Seoni to Jabalpur to play a match due to his enthusiasm for the sport. Even though he had to leave his home at 3 a.m. in order to be on time, he never arrived on time afterwards. With 36 wickets in the 2019-20 CK Nayudu Tournament (Under-25 Days Competition), Arshad was the leading wicket-taker. He scored 400 runs throughout the course of 10 matches. In a crucial inning against Assam, he scored 134 runs for his team. Against Mumbai in the same event, he scored 86 runs in 54 balls with the assistance of five sixes and nine fours. Arshad dismissed two batters for Mumbai.
The family struggled.
According to Arshad’s older brother Zakaria, the family celebrated his selection. The entire community had gathered to celebrate Arshad and our family’s pleasure. The father of Arshad, Ashfaq Seoni, was a coach for the District Cricket Association. According to Arshad’s mother, Alia, his father’s annual salary was barely $15,000, yet he nonetheless bought Arshad a $16,000 cricket set. Now I pray that he will soon bring honor to our family and his nation.
At the age of 11, Arshad was picked for the Madhya Pradesh Under-14 squad. Before to joining the IPL, Arshad DY Patil performed admirably for Reliance 1 in the T20 Cup. This crew was led by Piyush Chawla and includes Tilak Verma, Kartikeya, and Hrithik Shokeen.