All About Rasikh Salam And His Cricket Career

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Rasikh Salam is an Indian Cricketer Born on 5 April 2000. Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan showed confidence in Rasikh Salam that he would be one of the best bowlers in the future. They motivated him to practise hard and improve his performance day by day.

However, there is no need to introduce Raskih Salam as his name is enough to tell about his cricket game.

He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a right-handed batsman who knows very well how to play the game efficiently. Moreover, he is also a pace bowler who plays in the lower order and can swing the ball in two ways. He has the skills of swinging the ball and tricking into hitting the wicket.

At the start of his career, he could not perform well. But he didn’t lose hope and struggled to improve his cricket. He gave trials to the under-age cricket team but could not get selected.

After a little bit of time, renowned bowler Irfan Pathan spotted him and was amazed by his bowling and swing in the Jammu and Kashmir stats team trials. He made his debut in the List A cricket for Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 and performed well. After it, Mumbai Indians purchased him in the 2019 IPL auction.

Apart from this, he was outlawed by the BCCI in June 2019 for two years approx. The reason behind this banning was the variation in his birth certificate.

Personal Information About Rasikh Salam

Full NameRasikh Salam
DOB5 April 2000
HometownJammu And Kashmir
SchoolPrivate High School
HobbiesWatching Movies, Listening to music, playing football
Marital StatusUnmarried
T20 DebutIn the 2018-2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for J&K
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast medium
Height 5ft 7 inches
Weight60 kg

Family Background Of Rasikh Salam

He was born and nurtured in the Kulgam district, Jammu, and Kashmir. He started to play cricket in his childhood. Furthermore, he completed his schooling at a Private High School and finished his education in his hometown.

He took birth in an Islamic Family, and therefore he is a Muslim by religion.

Moreover, his cricketing journey started in Jammu and Kashmir. He belongs to the Ashumi Village of the area Kulgam in South Kashmir.

His father is a teacher by profession who is a teacher in his native village. Moreover, his father’s name is Salam Dar, and his mother’s name is not known. Furthermore, he is the youngest son who is passionate about cricket. He was a good student but much involved in co-curricular activities. At his school level, he started to play cricket. His father supported him throughout his journey after seeing the spark in Rasikh that he could play cricket. Whereas, his father used to take him to the ground near his home to play cricket.

If we talk about his personal life, he is unmarried, and there is no such information about his personal life.

All Format Career of Rasikh Salam

Domestic Career

At the initial stage of his career, he made a hat-trick in the practice field match at Sher e Kashmir Cricket Stadium.

Moreover, the Vijay Hazare Trophy was the beginning point of Rasikh Salam’s career. From there, he started to rise after giving some brilliant performances. On 3 October 2018, he made his List A debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jammu and Kashmir.

Furthermore, he debuted in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jammu and Kashmir on 20 October 2018. He also made his T-20 debut in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Jammu and Kashmir on 22 February 2019.

IPL Career

He has played in two teams until this time in IPL called Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Firstly, he was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in the 2019 IPL auction. He was considered the third cricketer selected from Jammu and Kashmir in this mega event.

Moreover, he became the youngest cricketer to debut for Mumbai Indians at 17. The Mumbai Indians released him at the end of the 2020 IPL auction. He could not stop himself from revealing his emotions after Mumbai Indians bought him.

Recently Kolkata Knight Riders purchased him in the Auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League.

Achievements of Rasikh Salam

Rasikh Salam hasn’t played much in different forms of cricket yet. Therefore, he has no such significant achievement. But there are some achievements which are given below.

  • When Mumbai Indians purchased him in the IPL 2019 auction, he became the third cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play IPL, and he was 17 at that time.
  • Kolkata knight riders purchased him in IPL 2022 auction at 20 lakh INR.

Networth of Rasikh Salam

His exact net worth is not known. It is approximately 20 lac to 50 lac INR in the year 2022.

Social Media Handles Of Rasikh Salam

Instagram – 51.8k Followers

Twitter – 827 Followers

Facebook – 19k Followers


What is the actual age of Rasikh Salam?

21 years old

Who bought Rasikh Salam for this year of IPL?

Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Rasikh Salam purchased him in the IPL auction 2022 for 20 lac INR.

Is Rasikh Salam a good player?

He is a young juvenile who handles the pressure and bowls well, even in challenging situations. His capabilities got ignored but finally identified in the pool of players that he is not an ordinary player but a gem. And if we see his all-rounder abilities, he will be a powerful player in the upcoming years. A very well-known player, Rohit Sharma, gets impressed by his Bowling performance as he saw him playing for Mumbai Indians.