Cricket has a new left-arm pace sensation! He was witnessed at Asia Cup 2022. Fazalhaq Farooqi it is! The boy from Afghanistan has impressed everyone with his sharp left-arm pace. He isn’t super quick or electric but his deliveries are well directed and can trouble the right-handers. But what are the details about this mystery man and where was he for so long? He is certainly meant for the big stage! Here is an in-depth look:
Farooqi’s Performance at the Asia Cup 2022:
Farooqi was the top bowler for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 game against Sri Lanka. He ripped the Sri Lankan batting apart with 2 wickets in the first over. He took the wicket of Kusal Mendis on the 5th ball and Charith Asalanka on the 6th! He bowled at an economy of 1.7 runs per over in the first 6 overs! Now that is some great player at the age of 22.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is 22 years Old:
This pace sensation is just 22-year-old. The boys with those lovely Afghani eyes are mystical when it comes to bowling. He has been around for quite some time. The different teams he has played for are as follows:
- Afghanistan U-19s.
- Kabul Province (Afghanistan Domestic Team)
- Minister Group Dhaka (Bangladesh Domestic Team)
- Boost Defenders (Afghanistan Domestic Team)
- Nangarhar Leopards (Afghanistan Domestic Team)
- Baghlan Province (Afghanistan Domestic Team)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
The top skill of this left arm bower is his in-swing and his out-swing deliveries. He makes the time tough for the right-handers. It will be great to see a battle between Fazalhaq Farooqi and Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul.
Fazalhaq Farooqi played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings before Asia Cup 2022:
Fazalhaq Farooqi got picked for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. He was picked in the auction for 50 lakhs and the Hyderabadis have made a steal! He also got a chance to play for them. Before making it to the Sunrisers camp Farooqi was associated with two other franchises. The Chennai Super Kings scouted Farooqi and gave him a role as a net bowler. He was also with the convoy of Punjab Kings. So, with the experience of net bowling to the top batters in the IPL Farooqi impressed everyone on the global stage.
To know more go to the official website of the BCCI.