India vs Afghanistan: Mujeeb Ur Rahman reveals he had begun his preparation for historic Test during IPL
The historic Test between India and Afghanistan at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium is now less than 24 hours away. It will be the second time in a month that a nation debuted in the format.
It would undoubtedly be a massive occasion for the 11 Afghan players stepping out to the ground on Wednesday for their maiden appearance in Test cricket, and young Mujeeb Ur Rahman would be among those who would understand the dynamics of playing in front of a packed crowd at an Indian venue.
Mujeeb had caught the attention of many a cricket fan, pundit as well as the selectors back home when he impressed with his skill while playing for Kings XI Punjab in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). The 17-year-old was sold to KXIP for a sum of Rs 4 crore, the price tag of which he would go on to justify later in the tournament, taking 14 wickets at an average of 20.64.
The teenage off-spinner however, revealed that he had begun his preparation for the inaugural Test in the IPL itself, having spent some time practicing at the M Chinnaswamy ahead of KXIP's second match of IPL 2018, which was against Royal Challengers Bangalore with the side getting four days to train at the venue.
"I had already done my preparations for the historic Test at Bengaluru during the IPL. Because I had confidence of my name appearing in the Test squad.
I adjusted myself to the wickets, and other than t...