Mujeeb Zadran becomes youngest ever player in IPL

Mujeeb ur Rahman at 17 years and 11 days was selected in Kings XI Punjab's opener against Delhi Daredevils.

Mujeeb ur Rahman (L) celebrates his first IPL wicket.   -  Sportzpics/BCCI

Afghanistan's Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to take the field in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday. At 17 years and 11 days, the leggie was selected in Kings XI Punjab's opener against Delhi Daredevils.

Previously, the record belonged to India's Sarfaraz Khan, who made his IPL debut at 17 years and 177 days against Chennai Super Kings in 2015.

Coming onto bowl in the third over of the Delhi innings, Zadran trapped Colin Munro leg-before to open his tally in the competition.

Zadran was bought by Kings XI for Rs. four crore in the auctions in January.

He made his debut for Afghanistan last year against Ireland at Sharjah and has 35 wickets to his name in 15 matches, including a five-wicket haul.