The Indian Premier League is only a few days away from discovering some future stars, and it is often considered to be the most important venue for up-and-coming cricket players to demonstrate their abilities. At the annual auction for the Indian Premier League, teams regularly place bets on undeveloped players. However, there are other bets that do not result in a positive outcome. The name of 15-year-old Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, who is the youngest player to have registered for this edition of the Indian Premier League auction, is generating a lot of buzz among fans in the lead up to the IPL 2023 sale. Ghazanfar is the youngest player to ever register for an IPL auction.
Ghazanfar is originally from Afghanistan, a nation that has previously contributed to the global cricket community by producing players such as Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb ur Rahman, amongst others.
Ghazanfar’s name appeared on the list of 405 players who were shortlisted after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement of the players who would be participating in the next auction.
The young man from Afghanistan has placed his bid in the INR 20 lakh price bracket. His bowling style is quite comparable to that of India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, who has revolutionised the art of off-spin bowling in the shortest format with his many different variations. Despite the fact that he bowls off-spin, his style is quite similar to Ravichandran Ashwin’s.
“I enjoy seeing Ashwin’s different spins because he has helped India win multiple championships with their team. Since the beginning, I have looked up to him as my model “Mohammad Ghazanfar told Sportstar on Tuesday from his base in Kabul.
Ghazanfar has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches, and he began his career as a fast bowler before his predecessor as captain of Afghanistan’s cricket team, Dawlat Ahmadzai, converted him into a spinner.
The boy continued, “I began off playing tennis ball cricket and would play in my neighbourhood. However, under the direction of my coach, I started bowling spin, and soon, I developed an action, and there hasn’t been any looking back since.”
Given that age is on Ghazanfar’s side and that he possesses a towering structure, it is possible that numerous franchises may compete for him during the auction, particularly for the long-term perspective.