34 runs off just 10 balls, three wickets for only 19 runs, two catches, and one run-out, can you ask for more from a Twenty20 player? This was Rashid Khan’s all-round show which helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to book their final place against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
Firstly, Rashid lifted Sunrisers total to a competitive 174. The Orange Army was struggling to get to 150. However, with the help of late blitz from the Afghanistan player, they ended up with a par score.
Secondly, he was a live wire on the field, effecting a run-out and taking two catches in his bucket.
Rashid’s tour de force was on display in the Qualifier second at Eden Gardens:
Last but not the least, he did what he does best with the ball. Rashid obliterated the Kolkata’s middle order as he took three wickets.
Furthermore, Rashid caught big fishes like Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell in his spin web.
The Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid once again proved why he is the best in the business. He once again provided a testament that why he is the number one spinner in the shortest format of the game.
Sensational performance from Afghanistan Talisman:
Moreover, the 19-year old sensation Rashid has scalped 21 wickets in the 16 matches he has played in this ongoing season. Not only Rashid has taken these wickets but also he has not let the batsmen off the hook.
Consequently, Afghan star has conceded runs at an economy of 6.78 which is the best for any bowler who has played more than seven matches.
In addition, Rashid has continued to breathe down the batsmen neck. Thus, Sunrisers linchpin is successful in bamboozling the best players in the best T20 league in the world.
Also, here is how Cricket Fraternity bowed down to the all-around Masterclass of Rashid Khan:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 25, 2018
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) May 25, 2018
Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn’t hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he’s got some batting skills as well. Great guy.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2018
When I say Rashid u say Khan . What a performance my brother @rashidkhan_19
— Carlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) May 25, 2018
I think Rashid Khan could discover a new planet in the solar system or a new element in the periodic table today
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 25, 2018
Even in dreams there is a touch of reality. So can’t even call that a dream performance by Rashid Khan. 👏👏👏🙏#IPL2018Playoffs
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 25, 2018
Yasssssssssss !!! Go go go the orange army ! @rashidkhan_19 you are a superstar 🌟. One more to go ! Let’s do this boys 🙏 what a win tonight .
— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) May 25, 2018
As a leg spinner I love seeing all the different types of leg spinners playing in the #IPL but watching @rashidkhan_19 bowl in these big games makes me proud as he loves this stage & pressure it also gets me excited ! 👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 25, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 25, 2018
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) May 25, 2018
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 25, 2018
This was @rashidkhan_19 ‘s day and when it is the day of a top player, his team invariably wins. Congratulations @SunRisers . The two top teams meet in the final on Sunday, must be a fascinating contest #KKRVSRH
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 25, 2018
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) May 25, 2018
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Big game, and @rashidkhan_19 was simply outstanding with both bat and ball. Has been a wonderful journey for us on our way to the finals and I wish the boys give it their everything and enjoy the finals. #KKRVSRH
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 25, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) May 25, 2018