Afghanistan allrounder Rashid Khan on Friday hilariously emulated Australian cricketer Steve Smith’s famous leave, where he hangs the bat after the ball goes past him and keeps his pose. A technique that brought him a lot of success during the last Ashes in England. Also Read - For Now, Priority is to Stay Safe From COVID-19: Sushil Kumar
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SunRisers Hyderabad shared the video on Twitter and captioned it as, “Who wants to join @rashidkhan_19 for a game of indoor cricket? Imitations only! #OrangeArmy #SRH #StayAtHome #StaySafe.” Also Read - International Flights Resumption: From Age Limit to Mandatory Antigen Tests at Airports, New SOP For Foreign Tourists Being Finalised
The Royals responded to the video, the franchise which Smith leads in the cash-rich Indian Premier League. “So we’re not the only ones missing @stevesmith49?”, the tweet read.
Meanwhile, the IPL, which was supposed to get underway from March 29 has been postponed till April 15 and is highly unlikely to take place under the current scenario where the number of coronavirus positive cases is on the rise.
There have been more than 2,500 positive cases of coronavirus patients in India. There have been more than 70 people who have died due to the disease in the country.
However, the IPL Franchisees are making sure that the fans get something to savour during this time.