Big Bash League 2018-19: What can Rashid Khan not do? He burst into the scene as a frontline mystery spinner, but in the last year or two, he seems to have become a batsman with a reputation of clearing any grounds, be it the big, massive grounds of Australia. Representing the Adelaide Strikers in the ongoing Big Bash League, the Afghanistan star stunned one and all when he played a bizarre tennis-like forehand shot for a six, something that would make ace tennis star Roger Federer proud. Nathan Courter Nile was coming round the wicket in the last ball of the 13th over when Rashid opened up his front leg to make room for himself, the ball was short and he smashed it for a six. It surely is a shot very rarely seen in cricket.
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He is the No 1 T20I bowler in the world but he is no muck with the bat as well. “I just try my best to hit the ball, it doesn’t matter how just hit the ball and clear the rope,” he said after the bizarre tennis smash.
In the past, he was also seen playing the MS Dhoni’s signature ‘helicopter shot’ to perfection. He is also a big part of the SunRisers Hyderabad franchise in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, where his bowling helped SRH make it to the summit clash with Chennai Super Kings.
Young Rashid played a pivotal role in helping Afghanistan qualify for the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup, which will be played in England and Wales. Afghanistan would hope Rashid to deliver in the ICC’s flagship tournament.