Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan celebrates the wicket of LSG batter Deepak Hooda on Tuesday at the MCA stadium in Pune. Image: BCCI/IPL

Rashid Khan of the Gujarat Titans, whose four-wicket haul assisted his side in beating the Lucknow Super Giants, said he can’t bear to lose his line and length.

Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants by 62 runs at MCA Stadium in Pune. GT became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. In a low-scoring challenge, GT bowled LSG out for 82 in 13.5 overs after they had scored 144/4 of their 20 overs.

Rashid Khan. Photo-iPL
Rashid Khan. Photo-iPL

It Was About Bowling In The Right Areas: Rashid Khan

“Those couple of games which did not go well was all about my line and length. That was something I was missing in those games. Also the pace I bowl and action I have, I cannot afford to lose my line and length, it was about focusing on hitting the right area.

Rashid Khan. Photo-IPL
Rashid Khan. Photo-IPL

 The wicket was helping today with bounce and turn, but overall it was about bowling in the right areas. They (the pacers) have given us a platform where we can come and put the pressure,” said Rashid Khan in a post-match presentation.

Focus Is On Playing Good And Enjoying Ourselves: Rashid Khan

Rashid proceeded to say that the side’s only spotlight right presently will be on playing great cricket and having a good time.

“In a chase like 140-145 you need to have a good powerplay and the seamers gave us that. This is a very crucial part of the competition. Also, it is all about the process whether we win or lose, we should keep the same process.

We have to get better day by day and have to keep doing good things. Now the focus should be on playing good cricket and enjoying ourselves,” he added.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo: IPL)

Prior, Shubman Gill’s 63-run thump had assisted GT with setting a respectable total of 145 runs. Aside from Rashid, Sai Kishore and Yash Dayal each took two wickets to excuse LSG for 82 runs.

GT has 18 points in the wake of winning nine of their twelve IPL games. Consequently, in their maiden IPL season, GT has progressed to the playoff games.

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