Rohan Mustafa is an All-Rounder International Cricketer and former captain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National team. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. His journey is the witness of multiple ups and downs but he relentlessly fought back and made it to the pinnacle he is today. Let’s know more about his personal and professional life.
Rohan Mustafa Profile/Introduction
|Famous for||All Rounder Crickteter|
Rohan Mustafa Personal Life Info & More
Rohan Mustafa was born on 7th October 1988 in Kohat, which is the capital city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the city is regarded as a centre of the Bangash tribe of Pashtuns, who have lived in the region since the late 15th century. His age is 33 years (as of 2021) At the age of 10, his family moved from Kohat to Sharjah, Dubai, where his father had a car sales business.
Since childhood, Mustafa was head over heels for cricket and used to stay awake till morning just to watch his home country Pakistan playing on International grounds. He was sure about having a career in cricket thereafter. With the help of his father, he was enrolled in Sharjah Cricket Academy and he was under the learned cricket under the guidance of the head coach Irfan Ansari.
Everything was working well until his father’s sudden demise when he was just 15 years old. While speaking to National Sport, he said, “It took me a while to come to terms after that loss. My childhood dream was to play for Pakistan and my father has provided everything that I needed to pursue my cricket.”
This was the time where his career was taking gradually taking momentum. He said, “When I returned from the Under 19 tour, I found my family condition wasn’t good. I left with no choice but to leave cricket and find a job.”
|Date of Birth/Birthday||7th October 1988|
|Age (as in 2021)||32|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Libra|
Rohan Mustafa Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in meters – 1.60 m
in feet-inches – 6’0″
|Weight (approx.)||in Pounds – 176 lbs
in Kilograms – Approx 80 kg
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Rohan Mustafa Family Members Names & Information
Rohan Mustafa Education Qualification, School & College
He completed his Primary, secondary and undergraduate degrees from Dubai based schools and colleges after migrating to UAE permanently.
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|School||Pakistani Islamia School|
|College/ University||London American City College|
Rohan Mustafa Cricket Journey
While speaking about his coach, he said, “He taught me A to Z in batting, bowling and fielding. I was a quick learner because I already have a good knowledge of the game by watching on TV.” He was selected for the UAE in the Asian Cricket Council under the 19 Elite Cup in Malaysia in August 2007. He won two men of the match awards for his 66 runs against Malaysia and claiming five wickets in 20 runs against Thailand. After this, he was forced to put his career on hold due to trembling financial conditions.
Fortunately, Adil Mirza, the CEO and founder of Phoenix Medicine provided him with employment and also enrolled him in the cricket academy once again. He was like his Elder brother who supported him during his crisis and is very thankful to Adil sir.
Mustafa was able to see the level of improvement in his cricket. In November 2007, he was picked for the senior national team for the first time on South Africa tour for the ICC World Cricket League Divison two. “To play good cricket you need to work hard. It is not easy to have a day job and play cricket in the UAE. Yet, with some sacrifice, one can achieve the objectives.”- he said.
His international career started initially by debuting in one day international (ODI against Scotland in February 2014. Mustafa was later appointed as vice-captain of the UAE national team. Mustafa scored 662 runs in his ODI career with a batting average of 21.35 and took five wickets in one of the innings.
In 2018, he was named as the captain of the UAE squad for the 2018 ICC world cricket league division two tournament. He played a total of 76 matches to date and he scored 1,734 runs with a batting average of 24.08 and took 5 wickets in three innings. He also made his T20 international debut against Australia on 22nd October 2018.
The latest news available about Mustafa is that he is one of the ten cricketers to be awarded a year-long full-time contract by the Emirates Cricket Board. The last T20I match he played was against Kuwait in February 2020. Due to pandemic, the cricket and other activities are on hold.
Rohan Mustafa Money Factor
|Net Worth||$4 million- $5 million|
Rohan Mustafa Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Rohan Mustafa:
- Rohan Mustafa is unmarried to date and has never been vocal about his love affairs neither publicly or through his social media handles. He once revealed he liked to keep his personal life away from the limelight.
- During IPL 2020, which was scheduled in UAE, it was speculated that Rohan and the other thirteen players were considered to be a part of the cricket teams due to travel restrictions imposed on international players due to the ongoing pandemic.
Rohan Mustafa Social Media Accounts & Channels
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