All About Khaleel Ahmed And His Cricket Career

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Khaleel Ahmed is an Indian cricket player born on December 5, 1997. He made his first Indian cricket game in September 2018. in his early life, his parents wanted him to become a cricket player. They became reluctant to let him join the cricket career though Ahmed had no passion for becoming a doctor. It resulted in his father becoming even more reluctant, but later, they could just let him join the passion of his heart.

Khaleel Ahmed decided to join secretly without involving any third party since this would interfere with his passion for cricket. Ahmed joined the cricket academy at the age of 12. He has a habit of rhyming up the words, which has the originality of letters starting with ‘v .’These words include but are not limited to ‘match-watch among the many words.

He, therefore, made his first twenty20 debut for Rajasthan in 2016-17 in the inter-state Twenty20 tournament. He played this match on February 5, 2017, where he was featured at the time in the cricket match. Before his debut in the Twenty20 tournament, he was selected to be part of the Indian national team for the under-19 world cup tournament, which was played in 2016.

He made his first-class debut for Rajasthan 2017-2018 Ranji trophy on October 6, 2017. many cricket teams had an eye on him since he greatly excelled in the Ranji Trophy tournament. It, in turn, contributed to his selling in the year 2018 January by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the IPL auction. He made his List a debut for the Rajasthan, where he featured for the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on February 5, 2018. in 2018, he was purchased by Delhi Capitals in the auction tournament for the Indian premier league.

In September 2018, Khaleel Ahmed was named in the India one-day game played in the international. It resulted in him being named for the 2018 Asia cup tournament, played after that. He made his ODI debut for India in a match against Hong Kong on September 18, 2018. In October 2018, he was also named in India’s twenty20 international squad for their series against the west indies. He thus made his T20 debut for the Indian national team against west indies in November 2018.

Personal Information About Khaleel Ahmed

Real NameKhaleel Ahmed
Date of BirthDecember 5, 1997
Birth PlaceTonk, Rajasthan, India
Age24 years
BattingRight-hand bat
Nature of fieldBowler
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourDark brown
Height1.85 m
Weight80 kg
HobbiesTennis ball

Family Background Of Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed was born and named Khaleel Khursheed Ahmed in a Muslim family. He was born on December 5, 1997, in Tonk, India. In his childhood stage, he used to play with the tennis ball, but later on, he practised playing with the wicket ball and built confidence in it. It made him change his mind from a tennis player to a wicket player.

He developed a passion for playing for the Indian wicket team. His father was Khursheed Ahmed, a nurse in a small village dispensary near the small town of Tonk. His mother is a homemaker. He has three sisters, and he is the youngest among the siblings in his home. One of his elder sisters is Sana Khursheed. He is not engaged to someone. Therefore he is single.

All Format Career Summary Of Khaleel Ahmed

T20 Career Of Khaleel Ahmad

In September 2018, Khaleel Ahmed made his one-day trip to an international tournament in Asia where he was to play in the Asia Cup tournament against the Hong-Kong, where he was privileged to take 3/48 for a total of 10 at an aggregate economy of 4.80. in a month, he also made his debut for the T20I. It was on November 4, 2018. he also bowled 4 in that match and managed to pick one wicket for the 16 runs he made in total.

IPL Career Of Khaleel Ahmad

In the 2017 IPL edition, he was bought to represent Delhi Daredevils, known as Delhi Capitals. However, he never got the privilege to play in any of the matches in the tournament. Although he was not involved in the match, he acknowledged that he had learned much from Rahul Dravid and his teammate Zaheer Khan. Later in the IPL 2018, he was also bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He finally played in his first IPL match, which remained the only match of the season for him.

In 2019, he was involved in playing for the same team, which impacted his cricket career. It became one of the best  IPL tournaments since he managed to take 19 wickets in only nine matches played. It became a record-breaker since he managed to record an average of 15.10. he was also privileged to play for the same team in 2020 and the following season. After that, Delhi Capitals (DC) bought him the sum of money estimated to be around 5.25 crores for the Tata IPL 2022.

Achievement Of Khaleel Ahmed

Ahmed joined the cricket academy at the age of 12 years. He never engaged anyone about the same since his parents wanted him to become a doctor. Ahmed rejected their parents’ demands and decided to join the cricket career where his passion was. He, therefore, started playing under the guidance of Imtiyaz Khan, who was his coach at the Academy. He was the one who could identify Ahmad’s career and passion in cricket, thus advising him and later enrolling him in the Academy.

Khaleel has been committed to excelling in his cricket ball career since he was enrolled in the Academy. He has been having consistent 140kmph in the bowls wickets. That has resulted in him committing to practice with the tennis ball. That has resulted in his better form in arm speed. It has become the main reason he can bowl at 140kmph consistent speed. The fastest ball delivered by him in his cricket bowl career is 148kmph.

After joining the Rajasthan Academy, he also managed to play in the under-14 Rajasthan matches, where he managed to take 26 wickets in just four games in a tournament. He was later involved in the under-16 matches also. He was selected for the BCC’s Mohali Cricket Academy in Punjab.

In 2015, he managed to pick 13 wickets in only five matches played by the under-19s cricket team. It ultimately fixed his place for his next under-19 squad for the world cup matches, which were to be played in 2016.

In February 2107, Khaleel Ahmed made his T20 debut against the Railways team, where he managed to bowl four overs, but he never managed to get a reward for the wicket in that match. In October 2017, he made his first-class debut when he played against Jammu and Kashmir. In his debut game, he managed to pick two wickets with an outstanding economy average of 2.33.

In 2018, he made his first List A debut against Andhra Pradesh. It was a tournament match to be played for the  Vijay Hazare Trophy competition. In this tournament, he managed to take one wicket for 39 runs in his seven overs with an average economy of 5.57.

Ahmed has won several awards for the best form in his cricket career from various organizations. He managed to receive an award from the Rajashthan government just for his good performance in the national team of India.

Social Media Accounts Of Khaleel Ahmed

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1. What is your age Khaleel?

He will be 24 years by the year 2022.

2. What is the height of Khaleel Ahmed?

He is 6ft. 1″ (1.85m)

3. Who is his girlfriend to Khaleel Ahmed?

His girlfriend is not known. Otherwise, he is single since he has not been engaged to anyone.

4. Where is the hometown of Khaleel Ahmed?

Malpura, Tonk in Rajasthan, India