Khaleel Ahmed Biography – An Indian fast bowler who joined a cricket academy at 12 without telling anybody!
Family Background of Khaleel Ahmed:
Khaleel Ahmed was born on December 05, 1997, in Malpura, Tonk, Rajasthan. His father, Khursheed Ahmed, is a Compounder and his Mother is a homemaker.
His father always wanted him to become a Doctor, but Khaleel had already made up his mind to become a cricketer. So, he joined a cricket academy at the age of 12, even without telling anybody.
He has three sisters. Khaleel is the youngest among the siblings. One of his elder sisters’ names is Sana Khursheed.
There he started playing under the guidance of Imtiyaz Khan, the coach at the academy. He is the one who recognized Khaleel’s talent and later enrolled him in Rajasthan Cricket Academy.
He commented on his consistent 140+ kmph bowls that he used to practice with a tennis ball, resulting in better arm speed. So, that’s the reason that he could bowl 140+ kmph quite consistently.
Khaleel Ahmed Biography:
|Full Name||Syed Khaleel Khursheed Ahmed|
|Date of Birth||December 05, 1997|
|Age||21 Years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Malpura, Tonk, Rajasthan, India|
|College||Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur, Rajasthan|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||3 Sisters (Names Not Known)|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm fast|
|Major Teams||India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, Rajasthan Under-16s, Rajasthan Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|India vs Hong Kong at Dubai (DSC), September 18, 2018|
|India vs West Indies at Kolkata, November 4, 2018|
|First-Class Debut||Rajasthan vs Jammu & Kashmir at Jaipur, October 6-9, 2017|
|List-A Debut||Andhra Pradesh vs Rajasthan at Chennai, February 5, 2018|
|T-20 Debut||Railways vs Rajasthan at Jaipur, February 5, 2017|
Khaleel’s Cricket Career:
After joining Rajasthan Cricket Academy, he played for Rajasthan Under-14s, where he took 26 wickets in just 4 matches. Later, he played for Under-16s too.
In the meanwhile, he got selected in BCCI’s Mohali Cricket Academy, Punjab.
Later, in 2015, he picked 13 wickets in just 5 matches of Under-19s cricket which, ultimately fixed his place for the next Under-19 world cup squad.
In February 2017, Khaleel Ahmed made his T20 debut against Railways, where he bowled 4 overs but didn’t get any wicket in that match.
Later, in October 2017, he made his first-class debut against Jammu & Kashmir. In his debut match, he picked 2 wickets with an outstanding economy of 2.33.
In February 2018, he made his List-A debut against Andhra Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in which he took 1 wicket for 39 runs in his 7 overs with an economy of 5.57.
On September 18, 2018, Khaleel Ahmed made his One-Day International debut in Asia Cup against Hong-kong in which he took 3/48 in 10 overs at an economy of 4.80.
A month later, on November 04, 2018, he made his T20I debut. He bowled 4 overs in the match and picked 1 wicket for 16 runs.
In the 2017 IPL edition, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) bought him for ₹10 lakh; however, he didn’t get the chance to play in any of the matches in the tournament.
According to him, “Despite not getting the chance, I learned a lot from Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan.”
Later, in IPL 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Ahmed for a whopping price of ₹3 Crore. He finally played his first IPL match for the team, and also, that was his only match of the season.
In IPL 2019, he played for the same team, i.e., SRH, and it became one of his best IPL tournaments, as he took 19 wickets in 9 matches with an average of 15.10. He played for the same team in IPL 2020 and its next season.
After that, Delhi Capitals bought him at 5.25 crores for the Tata IPL 2022.
|Khaleel's IPL Stats|
Facts about Khaleel Ahmed:
- He idolizes Zaheer Khan as a cricketer.
- The fastest ball delivered by Khaleel Ahmed was 148kmph.
- Initially, his father wanted him to be a Doctor.
- In his early cricket career, he used to copy the bowling action of Zaheer Khan.
- He is a great admirer of Rahul Dravid.
- He has won the Rising Star Award from Rajasthan government.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Where is the hometown of Syed Khaleel?
Ans: Malpura, Tonk, Rajasthan.
Q2: Who is the girlfriend of Khaleel Ahmed?
Ans: Not known
Q3: What is the age of Khaleel?
Ans: 24 years, 6 months (in 2022)
Q4: What is the height of Khaleel Ahmed?
Ans: 6ft. 1” (1.85m or 185 cm)
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