Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan celebrates a wicket. (Photo: BCCI)

Australian opening batter and the former SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner has picked his IPL teammate Rashid Khan as his favorite leg-spinner.

David Warner, on Sunday, took to his official Instagram account to engage with his fans via a Question-Answer session.

And, as one would expect, the swashbuckling Australian batter was bombarded with a plethora of questions by his fans with regards to his personal life, his likes and dislikes, and his playing career.

Warner was asked to name his favorite leg-spinner and the Australian suspected that the query may have come from the man himself, Rashid Khan.

The 2016 IPL-winning skipper had no hesitation in naming the Afghan sensation as his favorite.

‘I would love to know where this question came from. Maybe from the person himself, Rashid Khan” said David Warner.

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Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

And, one shouldn’t really be surprised with Warner’s answer as he has seen from close quarters what an absolute beast of a leg-spinner Rashid Khan is, especially in the shortest format of the game.

Rashid Khan still has a long way to go in his career but the champion cricketer has already impinged himself as probably the greatest leg-spinner that the shortest format of the game has ever seen.

Insane skills backed by steely temperament is what makes Rashid Khan such a force in T20 cricket. He is one of the first names on the team sheet in almost every T20 league in the world, and what makes him so unique from the rest of the leg-spinners is his amazing consistency. His wrong un’ which comes at a sharp pace is his prime arsenal.

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Rashid Khan [Image-IPLT20]
That said, Khan is not a one-trick pony and that is what makes him such a difficult bowler to decode.

Khan has thus far featured in 268 T20 matches and he has claimed a total of 371 wickets at an average of 17.46 and a miserly economy rate of 6.29 with 6 four-fors and 3 five-wicket-hauls.

In international T20s, Rashid Khan has claimed 95 wickets in 51 games at an average of 12.63 and an economy rate of 6.21.

As far as the IPL is concerned, the Afghan cricketer has scalped 85 wickets in 69 outings for SRH at an average of 20.10 and an economy rate of 6.23.

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