BENGALURU: Kings XI Punjab’s Afghanistan connection doesn’t finish with off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. They’ve a brand new addition with Afghan U-19 pacer Fazal Haque set to affix the group within the UAE later this week as a internet bowler for […]
Noticed by the Punjab franchise’s expertise scout, Haque acquired the nod from Anil Kumble, director cricket operations of KXIP, after watching his video.
Haque, who provides a global flavour to the web bowlers’ line-up, which largely contains home Indian gamers, hails from Baghlan province in north Afghanistan, the place cricket just isn’t a well-liked sport. The 19-year-old’s ardour for the game stemmed from watching cricket on tv.
“Since childhood, I loved watching and enjoying cricket. I began enjoying skilled cricket in 2016 and ever since I’ve been into this cricketing journey with the need to do extra,” Haque advised TOI by an interpreter on Wednesday.
Haque, who counts Australian tempo service provider Mitchell Starc as his idol, is worked up to be part of the T20 league, albeit on the sidelines. “It was very pleasing information for me after I acquired the decision from Kings XI Punjab to affix them as a internet bowler. I’m glad I’ve acquired the chance as a result of IPL is a large platform for me to develop as a participant and to be with world class gamers. I am certain it’ll be an exquisite expertise for me,” he identified.
The teenager believes this chance can be a studying curve. “IPL is a lifetime alternative for any participant. It’s the most seen and extremely valued franchise cricket. Will probably be an ideal alternative for me to study extra in regards to the sport from senior coaches and gamers on the Kings XI Punjab camp. Like Rashid (Khan), Mujeeb and (Mohammad) Nabi, I additionally need to be part of the league sooner or later. That is a tremendous alternative and I need to totally put it to use,” he stated.
With no left-arm pacer of their line-up, Kings XI Punjab could take a look at Haque as an funding for the long run.