Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management handed a debut cap to Rasikh Salam on Wednesday against Mumbai Indians. The young boy from Jammu and Kashmir was handed his KKR jersey and cap from the senior pro, Umesh Yadav. Although it was not his first game in the Indian Premier League (IPL), it was his first game for KKR. Rasikh was earlier a part of the Mumbai Indians camp. Interestingly, he was handed his debut cap on his birthday.
In his first over on the day, the right-arm quick bowled good deliveries at a decent pace and also swung the ball. His seam presentation and inswing delivery were praised by the on-air commentators. Rasikh gave away only three runs in his first over. His first impressions were really good. But who is this small guy from Jammu and Kashmir who bowls really good inswingers?
Here is everything you need to know about Rasikh Dar:
Name: Rasikh Salam
Age: 22 years
Date of Birth: 05 April 2022
Hails from: Jammu and Kashmir
Teams: Jammu and Kashmir, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders
First-class debut against Assam on 30 December 2018
List A debut against Rajasthan on 3 October 2018
T20 debut against Jharkhand on 22 February 2019
IPL debut for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals on 24 March 2019
FC: 7 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 20.57
List A: 3 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 33 (Economy 5.60)
T20: 4 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 52.75 (Economy 9.30)