Since childhood I was a big fan of his – Rashid Khan on which Pakistan legend?

Rashid Khan said he has been a fan of Shahid Afridi and Anil Kumble since childhood

Rashid Khan: “Since childhood, I was a big fan of Shahid Afridi and Anil Kumble. I loved watching their bowling and I learnt a lot by watching them”

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Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has revealed that he has been a big fan of legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi since childhood.

Afridi played 27 Tests and scored 1,716 runs, which included five centuries, at an average of 36.51. He also took 48 wickets at an average of 35.60.

The 40-year-old also appeared in 398 ODIs, amassing 8,064 runs, which included six centuries, at an average of 23.57. As for his bowling, he claimed 395 wickets at an average of 34.51.

He also represented his country in 99 Twenty20 Internationals and accumulated 1,416 runs at an average of 17.92 and 98 wickets at an average of 24.44.

In addition to Afridi, Rashid also idolised iconic India spinner Anil Kumble and said he “learnt a lot” from both of them.

“It was tough for me because we didn’t have any role models as we didn’t have a team that was playing international cricket. Since childhood, I was a big fan of Shahid Afridi and Anil Kumble. I loved watching their bowling and I learnt a lot by watching them,” Rashid was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

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