Spin sensation Mujeeb Zadran breaks Waqar Younis record

Mujeeb Zadran
Spin sensation Mujeeb Zadran breaks Waqar Younis record

Afghanistan’s spin sensation Mujeeb Zadran becomes the youngest bowler to pick five wickets in ODI.

The young bowler bag a fifer in ODI cricket for 50 runs to help Afghanistan bowl out Zimbabwe for 134 runs. He has surpassed former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis who achieved the feat at the age of 18 years 164 days.

The off-spinner’s wickets involved the dismissals of Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis and Blessing Muzarabani. Mire was the first to depart after he was cleaned up by Mujeeb when the score read 14 while Masakadza followed him just after 1 run.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Waqar snared 6-26 against Sri Lanka in April 1990, but the nearly 28-year record has fallen to Mujeeb, who took 5-50 on Friday, aged 16 years and 325 days.

Zadran recently played for Afghanistan at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.