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17-Year-Old Afif Hossain Becomes Youngest To Grab a Fifer in T20s 

17-Year-Old Afif Hossain Becomes Youngest To Grab a Fifer in T20s
Afif Hossain

At the age of 17, debutant Afif Hossain marched into the history books by becoming the youngest Bangladeshi bowler to grab a wicket five wicket haul in a Twenty-20 game. Playing for Rajshahi Kings against Chittagong Vikings in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Saturday, the off-spinner achieved this feat which helped his side clinch a six-wicket win over Chittagong Vikings.

The off-spinner starred for his side as he opened his account by picking up Jahurul Islam LBW after he struck for two fours before that ball. Though umpire Nadir Shah gave a wrong decision as the replay showed a thick inside edge onto the pad. In his next over, he deceived the big fish Chris Gayle as the southpaw played the wrong line and missed the ball by a whisker, resulting in a clean bowled.

Afif Hossain celebrates after picking up a wicket in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.
Afif Hossain celebrates after picking up a wicket in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.

He further removed Zakir Hasan, who was trapped in the flighted delivery and was caught superbly by Sabbir Rahman running in from long-on – and Saqlain Sajib and Imran Khan to complete his five-wicket haul.

Afif, born in September 1999 in Khulna was pulled up by the BCB for a suspect bowling action earlier this year, before getting it cleared in September.

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