David Warner Takes A Hilarious Jibe At Rashid Khan’s Age David Warner takes to Instagram to accuse Rashid Khan of fabricating his age.
Ever since Rashid Khan made his foray in the international cricketing fraternity for Afghanistan, whilst the spinner has been much talked about owing to his performances in the Indian Premier League, his age has been an equally hot topic of interest. And it was only befitting that the issue was raked up again on the occasion of his 21st birthday which the player is celebrating today.
In an amusing set of event, Australia opener David Warner took to his Instagram story to send out a tickling wish to the cricketer. Wishing Rashid Khan happy birthday, Warner wilily mentioned this as being Rashid Khan’s 25th birthday, clearly pointing at the clamour surrounding his real age.
Although Warner’s dig was a light hearted one with the cricketer only looking to add some humour as we wished Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain’s age has been an issue of contention ever since he started playing for the side. Although there are no confirmed reports to refute that Rashid wasn’t born on 20 September 1998 as he has stated, his physical appearance bespeaks a different story, raising massive doubts on more than one occasion. Many wishes directed for him today on Twitter saw people indulge in calling him out as well, claiming the cricketer was well beyond the 21 years.
Although the curios case of cricketers looking older or youngest than they actually are isn’t a new one, with Parthiv Patel springing to mind as the first rhetoric to the narrative, the recent fabrication of ages by cricketers has taken over the fraternity shambolically.
It led to the Board Of Control For Cricket In India increasing the ban on fraudulent age claims to two years, seeing Rasikh Salam become the first cricketer to face the brunt of the new guidelines.
The Mumbai Indian pacer was earlier in June handed down a two year ban by the governing council after it was found the cricketer had fudged his age prior to India’s ODI U19 Tri-Series in England. Whilst there is no evidence to clearly support Rashid doing the same but his luscious growth of facial hair and other aspects, have always seen his real age become a bone of contention.
Rashid was earlier last month names as Afghanistan’s captain across all three formats of the game following a horrendous outing for the Afghanistan side at the bygone ODI Cricket World Cup. Ever since then, the side have enjoyed a fruitful time in the circuit, trouncing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in the ongoing T20 series between the three with Afghanistan slated to face Zimbabwe today.