Do you find any similarities between Ibtisam Sheikh and Harry Potter? Well, they both are bespectacled of course but like Harry Potter, Sheikh also has an underdog success story.
The 19-year-old leg-spinning sensation from Pakistan is not the first player to have donned the eye-gear. From Anil Kumble to Daniel Vettori, quite a few cricketers have played wearing specs. So what is different about the Pakistani youngster who has grabbed the spotlight ever since he got picked by Peshawar Zalmi to play in Pakistan Super League?
With the young cricketer still making early strides into cricket, we pulled out a few interesting facts about the young spinning talent from Pakistan.