Adil Rashid, also known as Dilly is a famous English Cricketer. He was born and raised in Bradford, Yorkshire in England but he is actually of Pakistani background. The player is currently thirty years old and was born on February 17, 1988. His family migrated from Kashmir to England in 1967. In the beginning of his career, Adil played in the under 19’s team for England. After this, the player was called upon to join the full England Test Team. On 13th October 2015, Adil made his test debut in UAE against Pakistan.
Rashid’s innate ability with the bat and the ball has amazed fans and followers of the country’s cricket teams for many years. Rashid gets the ball in the air by his right-arm-leg-spin bowling technique. Rashid is not only a bowler but also a very useful left-handed batsman. Rashid showed promise from a young age and Jenner is credited for spotting him as a fourteen year old. In early July, 2005, at the age of seventeen, Rashid took 6–13 for Yorkshire's Academy team. Just a few days later Rashid hit 111 for Yorkshire Cricket Board Under-17s against their Cheshire equivalents in the Under-17s County Championship. In June, 2007, Rashid won both the YCCSA Young Player of the Year Award for 2006 and the Neil Lloyd Young Cricketer of the Year Award for 2006.
Indeed, Rashid has always had the attention of fans as is shown in the following profile written on an ESPN blog: “Young spinners in England will always make headlines if they take wickets. When it is a young legspinner the hype is magnified. When it is a young spinner of Pakistani extraction, brought up in Yorkshire, the sense of excitement becomes palpable. Adil Rashid, the player who above all symbolized Yorkshire's growing success in fostering strong relationships in its minority ethnic communities, burst onto the scene with six wickets against Warwickshire on his first-class debut in 2006 at Scarborough. There was a sense in Yorkshire's much-loved seaside town that afternoon as Rashid cut through Warwickshire that a historic breakthrough had been made and more than one Yorkshire supporter observed Rashid's performance with hearts uplifted.”
Rashid was also well appreciated early in his career with England when he played in the Under-19s and had an eight-wicket haul during the second Test against India. Unfortunately, he also suffered a stress fracture in his back near the end of the season which forced him to undergo therapy and adjust the way he played. Rashid enjoyed his most productive season for Yorkshire in 2010, scoring 732 first-class runs at 45.75 and taking 57 wickets at 31.29. Rashid began the 2011 season well, taking 6 for 77 and 5 for 37 to secure victory from Worcestershire at New Road. These were the best figures for a leg-spinner in Yorkshire history, but Rashid failed to maintain his form, and finished the season with 39 wickets at 43.38.
His fans support him and believe that he can give a challenge to Moeen, who is England’s specialist Test spinner, for a post. Adil Rashid remains as a contender and a part of the squad. The Right Leg Breaker Blower’s parent is Abdul Rashid. He belongs to a sporting family and has two siblings, Amar Rashid and Haroon Rashid. His brother Amar Rashid is also a professional cricket player for England. Amar is a right-handed batsman, and he bowls leg break. Haroon Rashid is also a cricketer.
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