Noor Ahmad: The Afghanistani Spinner Making Waves In International Cricket

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad is a popular Afghanistan cricketer who is renowned for his frugal left arm spin bowling, much like his famous compatriot Rashid Khan. Noor Ahmad is one of the few Afghanistan cricketers who play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well.

Here Are Some Scintillating Facts About Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad was born and raised in Herat amid the US Invasion Of Afghanistan

Noor Ahmad’s full name is Noor Muslehuddin Ahmad. He was born on 3 January 2005 in Herat, Afghanistan. Noor Ahmad grew up while American troops were firmly stationed across Afghanistan. Noor Ahmad’s father’s name is Muslehuddin Ahmad. He also has a younger brother whose name is Hamid Ahmad. 

Noor Ahmad learned cricket in Afghanistan

Noor Ahmad was coached by Mohammad Nabi. Even though Noor Ahmad is just 18, he has already emerged as an important bowler for his team. He forms a great spin bowling tandem for the Afghanistan team along with Rashid Khan.

Noor Ahmad is single

Noor Ahmad comes from Afghanistan and it’s back under Taliban rule once again. So even if Noor Ahmad has a girlfriend, he is most likely going to keep her hidden. Noor Ahmad’s personal life is a mystery and it’s probably safer that way. As per his marriage, he is too young to get married. Alongside his cricket career, Noor Ahmad is also pursuing his studies. He hasn’t given up on his academics to just play cricket. He wants to keep all his options open and use his degree once his cricketing career is over.

Noor Ahmad’s net worth isn’t really known

The only concrete financial information available about Noor Ahmad is the fact that the Gujarat Titans bought Noor Ahmad for ₹30 lakh during the IPL 2023 auction. There is no specific information about his property and other sources of wealth on social media. 

Noor Ahmad’s idol and mentor is Rashid Khan

Noor Ahmad is an Afghanistani cricketer who plays for Gujarat Titans in the IPL. His favorite cricketer is his mentor Rashid Khan. He is bowling very well for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 and is on very good terms with his mentor Rashid Khan. The duo gets along very well, both in the IPL and during international matches.

Noor Ahmad had a stellar Domestic Cricket Career

Noor Ahmad made his first-class debut for Ahmad Shah Abdali on 29 April 2019. He made his T20 debut on 8 October 2019. Noor Ahmad was named to the Afghanistan Under 19 team for the T20 World Cup in 2020.

Noor Ahmad has played T20 cricket in many leagues

Noor Ahmad participated in the Caribbean Premier League in 2020. List A cricket was introduced for the Miss Ainak region on 14 October 2020. Melbourne purchased him in the Big Bash League in December 2020. He has participated in the Pakistan Super League and other prominent T20 leagues. He played for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.

Noor Ahmad has had a solid start to his IPL career

In 2021, Noor Ahmad was signed by the Chennai Super Kings as a net bowler. He made his official entry into the IPL when the Gujarat Titans bought him for 30 lakh rupees in the IPL 2022 auction.

Noor Ahmad is emerging as an important bowler for Gujarat in IPL 2023. He took three important wickets against Mumbai Indians which included the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, and David Warner.

Noor Ahmad and Rashid Khan performed brilliantly against the Rajasthan Royals as well.

He is continuously performing brilliantly in IPL 2023, due to which his bowling has been excellent and he has the passion to defend even the smallest scores. Even though Noor Ahmad is very young, his play style, demeanour and swagger exude a lot of confidence.

Noor Ahmad made his international cricket debut in 2022

Noor Ahmad plays international cricket for Afghanistan. Noor Ahmad made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe on 14 June 2022. Made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 30 November 2022.

Noor Ahmad is yet to play test cricket

Noor Ahmad has not yet got a chance to make his Test debut, but the way he has been performing in different leagues in international cricket suggests that he can emerge as an important spin bowler for his team.

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