Pakistan-England third test being played in Karachi
18 year old English spinner Rehan Ahmed achieved special status
Became the youngest bowler to take a Test wicket for England
new Delhi. The third and last match of the Test series is being played between Pakistan and England in Karachi. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first. This test is important for Pakistan and England. Also, this match is special for two players playing from both the countries. Actually, Mohammad Wasim made his Test debut for Pakistan in Karachi, while Rehan Ahmed is playing the first Test for England and he created history as soon as he landed in this match and as soon as he took his first Test wicket, He achieved another special milestone.
Rehan Ahmed became the youngest cricketer to make his Test debut for England. His age is 18 years 126 days. He broke the 73 year old record. Before Rehan, the record of youngest debutant for England was in the name of Brian Close. Close played his first Test in 1949 against New Zealand at the age of 18 years 149 days. But, Rehan has left him behind, so this is the first record that Rehan broke as soon as he appeared in the Karachi Test.
Rehan achieved a special achievement
Rehan dismissed Saud Shakeel in the 42nd over of Pakistan’s first innings. Rehan’s ball took the edge of Saud’s bat and hit the pad, and Oli Pope, standing at forward short leg, took the catch and thus Rehan got his first Test wicket and another record was made in his name. He became the youngest bowler to get a Test wicket from England. Saud was dismissed after scoring 23 runs in 58 balls. This is his lowest score in the last five Test innings.
Rehan’s family moved from Pakistan to England
Rehan is originally from Pakistan. His family had settled in England after coming from Pakistan many years ago. His father also used to play cricket. Rehan was a member of the England team in the Under-19 World Cup held in the West Indies this year and played a key role in helping England reach the finals. Rehan took 12 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 12.58. How effectively he bowled in the Under-19 World Cup. This can be gauged from the fact that he did the feat of taking 4 wickets thrice in the tournament.
Participated in the Under-19 World Cup
Rehan made his first class debut this year after the Under-19 World Cup. He has taken 9 wickets in 3 first class matches before his Test debut. He plays county cricket for Leicestershire and not only bowls leg spin, but also bats. He also took five wickets in the match against Derbyshire in September, hitting 122 runs. England captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum were greatly impressed by his performance and Rehan got a chance to make his Test debut.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 17, 2022, 15:50 IST