Rashid Khan breaks Waqar Younis record to become youngest Test-winning captain
The Afghan assailant Rashid Khan became the youngest captain to win a Test surpassing Waqar Younis, as he led the minnows to defeat Bangladesh in the Single Test in Chittagong on Monday.
He is not yet 21 years old and debuted as captain of the event, made Afghanistan a memorable victory, for 224-runs, and also won the Man of the Match award, for his 11 wickets in the match and half a century in the first innings
By winning his first race as captain at the age of 20 years and 354 days, he broke the record for Waqar Younis of Pakistan, who led Pakistan to a 131-runs victory against Zimbabwe in Karachi in 1993-94 at the age of 22 years and 15 days (in his debut as captain).
When the Single Test against Bangladesh began on Thursday (September 5), Rashid became the youngest player to lead a Test Match, at the age of 20 years and 350 days. He surpassed the record of Taibu Tatenda, who led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in Harare in 2004 at the age of 20 and 358 days.
He, therefore, set two world records in the same Test match: he became the youngest player to lead his country and also the youngest winning captain in history.
After receiving the Man-of-the-Match award after his excellent overall performance and winning the match, he said: “Thank you to Almighty Allah for this performance, under my captaincy we won this game against a big team like Bangladesh. We are new to this format, so credit is for the technical staff [and] the way they prepared for this game.”