T20 World Cup: UAE Player Created History, At The Age Of 16, Did A Feat That No One Could Do Before


Ayan Afzal Khan, a 16-year-old young player of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has created history. He has become the youngest player in the world to play in the T20 World Cup.

Geelong: The Netherlands registered a three-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first round match of Group A of the ICC T20 World Cup played on Sunday. During this match, United Arab Emirates (UAE) player Aayan Afzal Khan became the youngest cricketer in the world to play a match in the T20 World Cup. By doing this, Ayan has broken the record of Mohammad Amir of Pakistan.

Let us tell you, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan played his first T20 World Cup match at the age of 17 years and 170 days. At the same time, Ayan of UAE played his first T20 World Cup match at the age of 16 years 335 days. That is, Ayan has broken the record set by Aamir after 13 years. Apart from this, Ayan is the youngest player in the world to play T20 World Cup matches. Batting first, the UAE team could score only 111 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs.

Youngest player to play T20 World Cup
– 16 years 335 days – 2022, Ayan Afzal Khan, UAE
17 years 55 days – 2009, Mohammad Amir, Pakistan
17 years 170 days – 2016, Rashid Khan, Afghanistan
17 years 196 days – 2009, Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistan
17 years 282 days – 2010, George Dockrell, Ireland

Know who is Ayan Khan-
UAE left-arm spinner Ayan Afzal Khan became the youngest player to debut in the World Cup in the second qualifier match of the T20 World Cup 2022 against the Netherlands. Born on 15 November 2005, Ayan Khan is a right arm off spin bowler and batsman. He made his international debut against Bangladesh in the UAE in September, before making his debut for the UEA in the T20 World Cup.

Ayan, who played as an all-rounder, has taken 3 wickets in 2 international T20 matches played against Bangladesh. During this he also scored 25 runs. In his debut match, he took 1 wicket for 16 runs. After this, in the second match, he took 2 wickets for 33 runs. In the practice match against West Indies, Ayan gave 32 runs and could not achieve any success.

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