Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan Owns Pakistani ID: NADRA Confirms


Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan Owns Pakistani ID: NADRA Confirms

One of the top most emerging cricket teams in the Asia Cup 2018 played against India on Tuesday. It was because of the efforts made by Mohammad Shahzad and bowler Rashid Khan that the match ended with a tie. The Afghani team is still on one of the top leagues present in the cricket area.

However, recently an interesting news was uncovered by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and nearly baffled every cricketer and fan.

The 20-year-old Afghani leg-spinner, who has been the top of his career at such a young age, has obtained a Pakistani computerized nationwide identification card. The title of the card reads ‘Rashideen’ and was made in February 2014, according to NADRA. Moreover, the birth date specified in the national identity card is also not real, but fake. A photo of the bowler’s Pakistani identity card was released on the Internet a while ago, which became viral in just an hour of publishing it. Check it out below:

Rashid Khan
Photo credits to Samaa News

According to NADRA, the authority has now blocked Khan’s national CNIC card as he is an Afghan citizen.

That’s not all. Rashid’s former coach, Ali Hoti revealed that Khan owns a property in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber district as well.

Rashid Khan

About Rashid Khan:

Rashid Khan was one of the eleven cricketers who played against India in Afghanistan’s first ever Test match, in June 2018.

In the Indian Premier League 2017, he represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and also played as a bowler for an associate nation in a One Day International (ODI) match.

Rashid Khan was also selected to play for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League (PSL), earlier this year.

Back in February 2018, Rashid Khan became the youngest player to top the ICC Player Rankings for bowlers and also topped the ICC Player Rankings for bowlers in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), just a few months later.


  1. Rashid Khan also owns a property in Pakistan, wondering to hear this news at the time when the Prime Minister of Pakistan raised his voice in Parliament to give the nationality to Afghani & Bangladeshi refugees.

  2. He proves himself a great spinner in an International career in the ACC and League crickets, I think the reason behind that the selection criteria of Pakistan, where the selectors give the ignorance of domestic talent, Imran Tahir is also the example.


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