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Youngest Player In IPL 2023 Auction: Meet 15 Year Old Afghan’s Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar

Youngest Player in IPL 2023 Auction: Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar becomes the youngest player to have registered for this edition of the IPL auction at the age of 15 years.

Youngest Player in IPL 2023 Auction

Hailing from Afghanistan, the teenager has registered himself in the INR 20 lakh price bracket and was eventually shortlisted among the 405 players list.

The IPL 2023 auction was scheduled to place on December 23 in Kochi while Jio Cinemas will be the live streaming partner for the event. Although he is an off-spinner, his style of bowling is pretty similar to that of India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, who has reinvented the art of off-spin in the shortest format with his variations.

“Ashwin has been a champion spinner for India, and I like his variations. I have always considered him my inspiration,” Ghazanfar told Sportstar from Kabul on Tuesday.

Ghazanfar stands tall at 6ft 2in. and had initially started off as a fast bowler former Afghanistan captain Dawlat Ahmadzai transformed him into a spinner.

“I started with tennis ball cricket and would play in my neighbourhood, but under the guidance of my coach, I started bowling spin, and soon, I developed an action, and there hasn’t been any looking back since,” the youngster added.

Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb ur Rahman are the noticeable players hailing from Afghanistan. Earlier he played for Mis Ainak Knights in the Afghan Shpageeza Cricket League and Rawalpindi Raiders in the Pakistan Junior League.

Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar has played 15 T20Is and bagged 14 wickets at an economy of 6.42.

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