On Thursday (January 12), author Vijay Lokapally shared a story of an eight-year-old boy who had to spend a night on the platform with his father after missing the train. The boy is now 17 years old Musheer Khan he and is a part of Mumbai XI along with his brother Sarfaraz Khan in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022-2023 season.
Vijay Lokapally is the author of the book The Virender Sehwag Story, Driven, The Virat Kohli Story, and many more. Taking to Twitter, Lokapally wrote: “Musheer Khan opened with Prithvi Shaw against Assam. His brother Sarfaraz also figures in the XI. Many years ago Musheer played a match where he took Yuvraj Singh‘s wicket. Spent the same night on platform with his father on missing the train. No money for hotel room. He was 8.”
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In 2011, Musheer Khan also became the youngest cricketer to play in the Giles Shield Under-14 tournament. In 2013, he picked up five wickets for his side, which also made him the youngest bowler to scalp five wickets in the tournament’s 65-year-old history. That same year, he met the legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and dismissed him which created headlines.
Musheer Khan opened innings with Prithvi Shaw for Mumbai
During the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Assam, Musheer opened the innings alongside Prithvi Shaw. He scored 42 runs from 72 balls which also included five fours and a six.
Shaw stole the limelight with his 379-run knock, the second-highest in the history of the Ranji Trophy. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane also added a valuable 191 runs. Mumbai won that match by an innings and 128 runs; Musheer bagged two wickets. This is just his second Ranji Trophy match. His debut came against Saurashtra last year.
As a teenager, Musheer has been consistently scoring runs in Mumbai’s local cricket. But the day finally arrived when he earned his Ranji Trophy call-up in December last year. “I waited for this for a long time and never thought that the day would arrive soon. All my life I have gone listening to my father and brother about the Ranji Trophy. When I received the cap, I was just speechless,” Musheer had told the Indian Express.
Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. Despite always being a sporty kid, she disliked being inactive in one place for a long time to watch a match. But after the Ind vs Pak match of the 2016 Asia Cup, she rather got glued to the TV screen. That year she watched the major cricket tournaments, WWE matches, and the Olympics (especially Usain Bolt's races). After reading about the big names in tennis and becoming an ardent follower, she dreams of visiting Wimbledon one day.
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