Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan is playing in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the moment plying his trade for the Lahore Qalandars. This is his maiden appearance in Pakistan’s T20 tournament and the leggie made an impact in his debut game itself against Peshawar Zalmi.
Rashid went for only 14 runs in his four-over spell after the Qalandars opted to bowl first. He didn’t concede a single four or even a double and all singles were scored off him. However, by the time the match ended, his batting and not bowling was hogging the limelight.
Chasing a tricky total of 141 runs, the Qalandars found themselves struggling at 109/6 in the 16th over despite Hafeez fighting it out at the other end. This is when Rashid Khan came out and blazed his way through to 27 off just 15 balls helping the team to get over the line with nine balls to spare.
Talking about his batting skills, Rashid Khan expressed his delight that he was able to finish off things with the bat. He also spoke highly of the power in his wrists while claiming that he has a lot of shots in his book.
“I feel good. The best thing is to finish it off with the bat. I got an opportunity today and just wanted to finish it for the team and have a good win. That’s how we wanted to get the tournament started. Mostly I think just the balance. I have all the shots but it’s just about the balance. I need to have a proper balance at the wicket. I have strong wrists in the power that I can clear the rope, but working on my balance, that was struggling in the last year and I’ve been making lots of improvements though I still have lots left to dom” Rashid said in the post-match presentation.
Having started well, the Afghanistan sensation will be looking forward to putting up a great show further in the tournament.