Premier Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan has made a name for himself through his impeccable performances for his nation and T20 leagues around the world. He will be next seen in action in the IPL 2020 for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), where the star player will have a prominent role to play.
Coming from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan has achieved massive success in his still growing career. He had also been on top of the rankings for quite some time. Rashid said that he had drawn inspiration from Anil Kumble and Shahid Afridi, while growing up, to represent his national team.
“It motivated me and gave me the energy that one day I will represent my country,” Rashid, who will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020 said.
“I think the biggest achievement (for Afghanistan) should be, right now, what the team is looking for, what the country is expecting is, to win the T20 World Cup,” he said.
Afghanistan cricket team has grown as unit since being an associate nation and cricketers like Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been the flag bearers of the side. Rashid Khan proved his spin bowling prowess in franchise leagues around the world and has emerged as of the finest spinners on the international cricket.
Rashid Khan is all of 21 now and his big dreams with his national team. The leg-spinner wants to win the World Cup for his nation. He also said that he will get engaged and then married once Afghanistan lifts the World Cup.
The experiences of playing franchise leagues around the world has helped Rashid Khan grow his stature. He is one of the finest spinners in the limited-overs format and has often deceived batsmen with his leg spin. Besides that, the all-rounder has also proved out to be handy with the bat and often played quick fire knocks.
Rashid has an experience of playing 211 T20s where he has picked up 296 wickets. As far as his national team is concerned, he has 23 wickets in Test, 133 in ODIs and 89 in the shortest format of the game.