Afghanistan star has slammed his critics who has been relentlessly taking shots at him after his disastrous spell against England. One of the finest spinners in the world right now, Rashid has had a nightmare against England. The Afghanistan star was taken to the cleaners by the England batsmen especially Eoin Morgan.
England piled up a mammoth total of 397 for 6 and Rashid turned out to be the costliest bowler. While none of his teammates conceded more than 9.5 runs per over, Rashid Khan conceded at a rate of 12. 22. He ended up conceding 110 runs from just 9 overs without picking up any wicket.
The first four overs of Rashid’s spell were not that bad as he had conceded 29 runs. As expected, Afghanistan hoped to get a breakthrough when skipper Gulbadin Naid handed him to bowl the 36th over with England well placed at 199 for 2. However, Morgan hit him for two sixes and a four to give a precursor of the things that were to follow.
In the last 15 overs, Afghanistan conceded 198 runs and Rashid gave away 74 runs of those from just 5 overs. The disastrous spell saw him creating four unwanted records – first spinner to concede more than 100 in an ODI, most sixes conceded by a bowler in an ODI, most sixes hit by a batsman against a particular bowler in an ODI and most runs conceded by a player in a World Cup game.
And as soon as England’s inning ended, Rashid Khan became the butt of all jokes on social media. The leg-spinner has now hit back at the trolls and the criticism, saying that people tend to forget 10 good days and remember one bad day.
“People forget 10 good days and conveniently remember that one particular bad day,” Rashid Khan was quoted as saying by India Today.
“I am not thinking too much about that match. People forget 10 good days and conveniently remember that one particular bad day. They don’t like to remember what Rashid did on previous 10 days,” Rashid added.
Rashid will have his task cut out on Saturday against India. With five losses from as many games, Afghanistan are all but out of the race for the semifinals. Rashid and his team will be looking to leave the tournament by making a big mark.