Musheer Khan is an Indian cricketer. He has played for various age group teams of Mumbai in the domestic circuit. He became popular for scoring more than 300 runs in the 2024 Under-19 World Cup.
Musheer Khan was born on Sunday, 27 February 2005 (age 19 years; as of 2024) in Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
He started playing cricket at a young age and followed his elder brother, Sarfaraz Khan. He trained at Macho Cricket Academy under his father Naushad Khan. He did his schooling at Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English School, Mumbai where he trained under the school cricket coach Iqbal Thakur and later Abdul Ahad Khan. Firstpost He later became a professional cricketer.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 38″, Waist 32″, Biceps 12″
Parents & Siblings
His father, Naushad Khan, is a former cricket player and cricket coach who runs Macho Cricket Academy. His mother, Tabassum Khan, is a homemaker.
His eldest brother, Sarfaraz Khan, is a cricketer, and his elder brother, Moin Khan, also used to play cricket.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried.
He follows Islam.
In 2011, at the age of six, he made his debut for Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English School in the Giles Shield Under-14 tournament. He later played for many clubs including Sportsfield Cricket Club in the 2013 Kanga Cricket League, Diamond Star CC in the 2014 Kanga League, Amre CC in the 2015 MGS-Bisleri Challenge Cup, the Young Mohammedan SC team in the 2018 Kanga Cricket League.
In 2017, he scored 237 runs not out for Mumbai Under-14 against Saurashtra Under-14 during the final of the West Zone tournament, making them winners of the tournament. He also played for Anjuman-I-Islam Allana English School in the 2018 Harris Shield Tournament. He has also played for Mumbai Under-16, Under-19 Yellow, and Under-19 teams in different tournaments organised by BCCI.
He helped Mumbai Police City Riders to win the MitsuiShoji T20 Cricket League (Season 9) in 2023. He gained attention with continuous wonderful performances in various tournaments such as the Cooch Behar Trophy 2021-22 in which he scored 670 runs in 11 innings at an average of 67, with five fifties and two centuries and took 32 wickets at an average of 26.06 with two four-wicket and three five-wicket hauls.
He played his debut first class for Mumbai in the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy on 27 December 2022 against Saurashtra. In the Col CK Nayudu Trophy 2023, he hit 629 runs at an average of 78.63 with the highest score of 339 runs and took 16 wickets at an average of 13.81.
Musheer Khan played for India Under-19 in the 2023 Under-19 Asia Cup held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He later played in the 2024 Under-19 World Cup held in South Africa where he scored two centuries and helped India to enter the final. He said that he followed the advice of his elder brother Sarfaraz Khan and would not be happy until the team won the tournament.
He wears jersey number 97 for Mumbai and India Under-19 teams.
- Youngest player to play in the Giles Shield U-14 cricket tournament (At the age of 6 years 9 months in 2011)
- Youngest player to play in the Kanga League (At the age of 8 in 2013)
- Second Indian batter (after Shikhar Dhawan) to score two centuries in an Under-19 World Cup (In the 2024 edition)
Banned for 3 months
Musheer Khan was playing as the captain of the Mumbai Under-16 against Uttar Pradesh Under-16 during the quarterfinal of the 2018-19 Vijay Merchant Trophy which Mumbai lost. During the match, Musheer made some obscene gestures towards fellow Mumbai player Vedanta Gadia after which Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) ad-hoc managing committee banned him for 3 years on 16 January 2019; however, Musheer tendered an unconditional apology and also agreed to some psychiatric visits after which the ban was lifted in October 2019. The Times of India The Times of India
- Special Award handed by Sachin Tendulkar in 2013
- Fireblaze Junior Cricket Award in 2017
- Bowler: Daniel Vettori
- Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
- His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is slow left-arm orthodox. He is a batting allrounder and mostly plays in the top order.
- When he was a child, he used to wake up at 5 in the morning and reach Azad Maidan ground by 6:30 am where he practised. He later took tuitions from his teacher Hitesh Doshi before going to school at 12. He returned to the cricket ground from school at 4 pm and practised before coming back home at 8 pm. He slept by 9 pm on the advice of the Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar who suggested 8 hours of sleep for proper rest.
- In 2013, he dismissed Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh during a friendly cricket match after which Yuvraj gave him an autographed ball; Musheer was only 8 years old at that time.
- In the 2014 Kanga League, while playing for Diamond Star CC, Musheer dismissed former Indian cricketer Abey Kuruvilla after which Kuruvilla gifted him bowling shoes worth Rs 10,000. Mumbai Mirror
- In the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2024 season, he went unsold for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.