IPL 2018: 'Prayers from Parents Back Home Helped Me,' says MoM Rashid Khan

Published - 06 May 2018, 02:14 AM | Updated - 03 Jul 2024, 05:27 PM

Rashid Khan IPL 2018
Rashid Khan took two wickets and conceded 23 runs in the game against Delhi Daredevils. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Super Saturday witnessed a couple of games where dropped catches cost sides an inevitable victory.

Much like Chahal and Parthiv Patel missed chances at crucial junctures of the game against CSK, the likes of Vijay Shankar and Glenn Maxwell cost Delhi Daredevils the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Earlier, in the evening, Prithvi Shaw stunned many with his range of strokeplay before Rashid Khan brought his side back into the game with his spell.

After a late flourish from Vijay Shankar, Delhi Daredevils registered a par score in front of the Sunrisers on a surface getting slower over by over.

Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan gave a lightning start to Hyderabad before Amit Mishra helped the Delhi bowlers claw their way back into the game.

In the end, after two lives gifted to Yusuf Pathan, the experienced pro took his side towards a seven-wicket win, along with the captain Kane Williamson at the other end.

Prayers from parents back home helped me: Rashid

With this win, Sunrisers Hyderabad continued to assert their dominance in the championship while the doors are now closed for Delhi Daredevils, who would look to play for their pride.

Again in the tournament, Rashid Khan was awarded as the man of the match in his 100th T20 game. It is now his third reward in IPL 2018.

It feels really good to perform well. I had two bad matches, had to keep everything simple. That is the main strength – the quick arm action. I’m taking advantage of that. The main thing is to bowl at the good length,” Rashid Khan told Harsha Bhogle while receiving his man of the match memento.

The Afghan national went on to state the prayers back home in Afghanistan, including his parents, is helping him perform this season.

Feeling like playing in Afghanistan. It’s amazing. It gives the motivation. Feels good to perform. I think their prayers help me, especially my parents,” concluded Rashid.