Monday, December 11, 2023

Ihsanullah bio and cricketing journey

Ihsanullah is a Famous Pakistani Cricketer, who was born on Friday, Oct 11, 2002 in Khyber Agency, Pakistan. Find Ihsanullah age, wife, net worth, weight, height, career, family, pics biography & more. Get information about all key achievements or accomplishments of Ihsanullah.

In a land blessed with perennial fast-bowling surplus, a mid-140 kph pacer isn’t very unique. But super-fast Ihsanullah is slowly turning heads, one shattered stump at a time. The Multan Sultan pacer, who bowled the fastest ball of PSL, can also be the highest wicket-taker.

Like many Pakistan cricket fairytales, this one too starts with a broken stump. About four years back, it was in the hilly terrain of village Matta in the Swat Valley that an indulgent Mamu was invited to watch his nephew bowl on a well-rolled pitch that had come up on the rocky bank of a cackling river for a tape-ball cricket game. That day, the speed-obsessed nephew ran in like the wind, splintering the wood behind the batsman. It was the moment the family was convinced that their boy was special and needed to be groomed by specialists.

The Mamu would convince his father who would decide to take the teenager to Pakistan Cricket Board’s Remote Area talent hunt trial in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan city. The journey didn’t go as planned. The two-hour trek between mountains delayed their arrival at the ground. However, a considerate PCB scout gave the youngster a shot. The boy would whisper a ‘dua’ under his breath and give it his all. The speed gun showed 140 kph.

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He would get shortlisted for the Stage 2 camp at Multan, where coaches would further refine his skills. On the final day, after weeks of training with the region’s fastest young jocks, he would face another speed test. The boy would again whisper a dua under his breath and give it his all. This time, the reading was 144 kph. Still, the boy from Swat Valley would remain one of the many, not even good enough to be part of the Pakistan U-19 team.



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