“My Father used to thrash me with a belt…” Khaleel Ahmed Shared His Journey Of Becoming A Cricketer

The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League will start on 31st March, and the first match of this premier league will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. Franchises have been setting their top players to perform well in the initial matches.

Delhi Capitals is ready to enter IPL 2023 without their regular captain Rishabh Pant, who was injured in a car accident. This time Delhi Capitals is one of the top contender teams to win the IPL title. This team has many excellent batters and fast foreign bowlers. But Khaleel Ahmed will have the maximum responsibility among the Indian fast bowlers.

Khaleel is the leading Indian fast bowler in the team. Khaleel, who made his IPL debut in 2018, also played his first match for India in the same year. However, he did not get a chance to play international cricket after 2019.

It has been challenging for Khaleel Ahmed to become a cricketer. Khalil’s father, a resident of Tonk in the Jaipur district, is a compounder. He wanted his son to become a doctor. But Khalil had a different dream. Khaleel used to get scolded a lot for playing cricket. Many times even, he was thrashed with a belt.

While talking to Akash Chopra, Khalil Ahmed recently said, “I have three older sisters, and my father was a compounder in the Tonk district. So when my father used to go to his job, I had to do house chores like getting the groceries and milk. However, I used to go to play in between, which meant that household work would remain incomplete.”

The left arm pacer added, “My mother would complain to my father, who would look at me and ask me where I was. I used to be on the ground. Father used to be very angry and thrashed me with a belt, leaving marks on my body. My sisters would treat those wounds at night.”

He further shared that my father wants me to do something in medicine. Because he was a compounder and also wanted a secure future for me. But once I progressed, he supported me a lot.

“My father was a compounder, so he wanted me to become a doctor or do something in that field. He just wanted to ensure that I didn’t face any difficulties in the future. Once I progressed a bit in cricket, he started supporting me.

Khaleel had scalped 16 wickets from 10 matches in the previous season. Khaleel played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but was forced to sit out during the Ranji Trophy due to an injury.

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