Shahbaz Ahmed Biography – The only cricketer from the Mewat district of Haryana who has ever played an IPL or a Ranji match!
Family Background of Shahbaz Ahmed:
Shahbaz Ahmed was born on December 12, 1994, in Haryana, India. His father is a clerk and his mother, Shabnam Begum, is a homemaker.
He has a younger sister named Farheen Ahmed.
Ahmed started playing cricket at the age of three. He used to play along with his father and his uncle Faruq Ahmed.
In an interview, his uncle revealed that Shahbaz was so good in cricket from his initial years that it would be difficult for them to get him out early.
He learned all his basics under coach Mansoor Ali Khan in a cricket academy in Gurgaon.
He started his cricket career as a batsman and medium pacer.However, his coach asked him to bowl spin bowling one day, which was quite impressive to him. So, he asked him to bowl spin more often, and that’s how he became a spin allrounder.
Later, he shifted to Bengal on one of his friend’s advice and started playing for the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under Arun Lal and Joydeep Mukherjee. He then started playing league cricket for CAB.
He did his graduation with a Bachelors’ of Technology at Manav Rachna University.
Shahbaz Ahmed Biography:
|Shahbaz Ahmed's Profile:|
|Full Name||Shahbaz Ahmed|
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1994|
|Age||28 years, 11 months (in 2023)|
|Birth Place||Mewat, Haryana, Inida.|
|College/University||Manav Rachna University|
|Height||5ft. 9" |
|Family & Relationships:|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Major Teams||Bengal, India A, Royal Challengers Bangalore.|
|First-Class Debut||Hyderabad vs Bengal at Hyderabad (December 14, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Bengal vs Jammu & Kashmir at Chennai (September 20, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Haryana vs Bengal at Cuttack (February 24, 2019)|
Cricket Career of Ahmed:
On September 20, 2018, Shahbaz started his List-A career for Bengal against Jammu & Kashmir in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He bowled three overs and took one wicket in the match.
Two months later, he made his Ranji debut against Hyderabad. He scored 27 runs on his debut and also picked a wicket in the match.
The next year, in February 2019, he played his first main T20 against Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Shahbaz’s IPL Career:
Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Shahbaz Ahmed for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs at the auction ahead of the IPL 2020. He played his first IPL match on October 17, 2020, against Rajasthan Royals. He didn’t get any wicket in the game, but his brilliant catch of Steve Smith at the boundary line did amaze everyone.
The allrounder’s maiden IPL wicket came in his second (also his last of the season) match in the form of Shikhar Dhawan against Delhi Capitals (DC). He also picked the wicket of Shreyas Iyer, captain of DC, in the game.
RCB retained him for the IPL 2021 too.
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Facts about Shahbaz Ahmed:
- He used to play for Kisanganj Gymkhana Club before moving to Bengal.
- Ahmed used to bunk his school classes to play cricket.
- His favorite cricketers are Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja.
- He took a hat-trick against Hyderabad in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Shahbaz Ahmed?
Ans: 28 years, 11 months (in 2023)
Q2: What is the height of Shahbaz Ahmed?
Ans: 5ft. 9″ (1.75 m or 175 cm)
Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Shahbaz Ahmed?
Ans: Not known
Q4: What is the jersey number of Shahbaz?
Ans: Jersey no. 77
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