Sunrisers Hyderabad Ask Rashid Khan To Carry ”Camel Bat” For IPL 2020

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. Credit: BCCI

The game of cricket always comes up with special surprises for the fans. The cricketers think out of the box to entertain the fans apart from their cricketing skills on the field. In the latest, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, who is playing for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League introduced the Camel Bat to the cricketing fanatics. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad wants him to carry it for IPL 2020 as well.

Playing for the Adelaide Strikers against defending champions Melbourne Renegades, Rashid was seen holding a bat that had curves on its back. The curves resemble the posture of Camel. Thus, Cricket Australia named it as ”The Camel Bat”. Instantly, it went viral on social media, as the fans liked his new willow.

Rashid Khan, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Camel Bat
Rashid Khan’s camel bat (Credits – Twitter)

Rashid Khan scored 25 runs off 16 balls:

The flamboyant striker of the ball knocked a couple of boundaries and as many sixes to reach 25 runs in 16 balls. Following the knock, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise SunRisers Hyderabad came up with a reply on’s tweet, asking Rashid Khan to “carry it along for IPL 2020”.

Rashid turned up with an all-round performance in the match. With the unique bat, he smashed 25 runs off 16 balls to push the Strikers’ score to 155/6. Khan then bowled a stellar spell, giving away just 15 runs in 4 overs and taking two wickets. He ended the match with the best economy rate in his team.

Apart from the camel bat, the match between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers also made the headlines for the cheeky LBW decision from the umpire. In the 17th over of the match when Rashid Khan appealed for a leg-before-wicket of Webster, Greg Davidson was looked like raising his finger, but at the last moment, he scratched his nose instead of giving the batsman out.

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Getting into the match details, Adelaide Strikers comfortably sealed the game with 18 runs after posting 155 runs on the board in the first innings. Philip Salt and Alex Carey are the chief run-scorers while Rashid Khan and Wes Agar picked two wickets each alongside Cameron Valente.

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