The Afghanistan leg spinner, Rashid Khan turned 24 today i.e. September 20. Khan quickly become a superstar of the game within no time. The 24-year-old year has played five Tests, 83 ODIs and 71 T20Is and in total has picked 310 wickets.
The Afghanistan icon, arguably the finest leg-spinner in the world, has been a prominent nemesis for batters in his thrilling career so far. The leggie is one of the few bowlers who can consistently take wickets along with limiting the flow of runs. Rashid is one of only four bowlers in T20 cricket history to have taken 400 wickets. He is also the quickest to attain the milestone, having done so in 289 games.
In such a short yet effective career, Rashid has also been a hit in the commercial field as well. Let’s take a look at the leg spinner’s endorsements, net worth and charity:
The Afghan spinner is quite a celebrity and has endorsed some famous brands. In April earlier this year, Rashid Khan signed a partnership with the fantasy sports platform, Level Up 11, to become the brand ambassador.
Rashid Khan’s net worth is estimated to be in the vicinity of INR 30 crore. His net worth is primarily determined by endorsements and match fees. Rashid Khan is paid approximately INR 80 lakh per year by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
Rashid has an impressive collection of automobiles in his garage with the likes of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the Land Rover Vogue and the Toyota Fortuner.
Afghanistan’s prodigy leg spinner founded the Rashid Khan Foundation, its main goal is to provide health and education to orphaned and impoverished children in his home country.
He also launched his own merchandising brand, RK 19. He announced that five per cent of the proceeds from each sale would be donated to the Rashid Khan Foundation.