Cricket is the game of passion where age is just a number, here is the interesting list of 10 young debutantes who started their cricketing careers when they were supposed to be in a school.
Number 10: Khalid Hasan -16y 352d
Khalid Hasan, born July 14, 1937, Peshawar made his debut for Pakistan at the age of 62 years 352 days against England, at Trent Brdige. He has an unwanted record of being an youngest debutant of his time as well as he is the only cricketer whose last day of test came at the age of 16 years 356 days.
Number 09: Enamul Haque jnr-16y 320d
Born in the hill country of Sylhet,Enamul Haque debuted during England tour of Bangladesh 2003-04 at the age of just 16y 320d,although most people had him pegged as two years older than that but everyone forgot confusion regarding his age when he performed in a side match representing President XI which paved him a way for inaugural test following week.
Number 08: Mushfiqur Rahim-16y 267d
At number eight, we have Mushfiqur Rahim who debuted at the age of 16 and played his first game against England. He is one of the seniors players now and also currently leading the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Australia / Newzeland Cricket Worldcup 2015.
Number07: Nasim-ul-Ghani-16y 248d
Nasim-ul-Ghani is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 29 Tests and one ODI from 1958 to 1973. At the time of his debut, aged 16 years, he was the world's youngest Test player.
Number 06: Talha Jubair-16y 223d
Another Bangla Player! Talha Jubair is a Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 7 Tests and 6 ODIs from 2002 to 2004. He is among those players who debuted at early age but never seen again.
Number 05 : Aftab Baloch -16y 221d
Aftab Baloch is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in two Tests from 1969 to 1975.He is better remembered for compiling a quadruple century in domestic cricket. He scored 428 for Sindh against Baluchistan in 1973-74, the seventh-highest score in first-class history.
Number 04 :SR Tendulkar-16y 205d
Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time with a nick name of little master. Given his first cricket bat at 11 and at the of 16 he debuted against arch rivals Pakistan at Karachi.
Number 03 :Aaqib Javed16y 189d
At number 03, We have Aaqib Javed who also debuted at very young age.He was a right-handed medium-fast pace bowler with the ability to swing the ball both ways. He is currently Pakistan Cricket Team Bowling coach.
Number 02:Mushtaq Mohammad15y 124d
Mushtaq Mohammad is a former Pakistani cricketer debuted at an very early age 15 and played in 57 Tests and 10 ODIs from 1959 to 1979.
Number 01: Hasan Raza14y 227d
At top its Hasan Raza, the youngest debutant ever, who started his cricketing career when he was only 14 years and 227 days. He was also among those cricketers who were given early exposure in international cricet but couldnt just sustain their stay at international level. He still plays domestic cricket and currently captain of HBL.