Young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed has already visited twice to Lord’s to bowl at visiting teams. He has troubled many such batsmen like Ben Stokes and to our surprise, he is just 13 and has become a talking point at Lord’s.
Ahmed is useful batsman as well as he recently made an unbeaten 150 in a county game and faced one ball from Jason Holder in the nets – giving him the charge and driving him back over his head.
Recently, while talking to ESPNcricinfo, MCC coach, Steve Kirby said, “He is an exceptional, precocious talent.”
Ahmed was introduced to cricket by his father Naeem, when he made his way to the U-10 squad and has even played for U-17 side on a few occasions.
Talking about his son, Naeem said, “Mushtaq Ahmed was just walking past the nets last summer and, when he saw Rehan bowl, he stopped in his tracks, He came back to watch and was obviously very impressed.”
Speaking about the kid, head-coach Kirby said, “Nottinghamshire are doing a great job with him at present. We all just want to allow him to play and flourish. We don’t want to do anything to crush the wonderful enthusiasm he has at the moment.”