From picking wickets to wielding the willow, Afghanistan allrounder Rashid Khan is a special cricketer, no doubt. He is also a popular figure in India, where he plays the Indian Premier League (IPL) Ffor the SunRisers Hyderabad franchise. With weeks to go for the IPL, Khan was showcasing some of the new shots he has added to his arsenal. Also Read - Shahid Afridi Asks Name Suggestion For His Newborn Daughter, Rashid Khan Comes up With One
He shared a video on his Twitter handle where he can be seen playing a helicopter shot to an overpitched ball outside the off-stump. The bat twirled in his hands which took the ball over the third man for a six. It was not intended to go there but eventually ended up there. Also Read - Rashid Khan Hits Mammoth 104-Metre Six Off Ben Cutting During BBL Game Between Adelaide Strikers-Brisbane Heat | WATCH VIDEO
The helicopter shot is a signature stroke of former India skipper MS Dhoni. After watching Rashid’s unique shot, even Dhoni would feel inspired. Also Read - Two Hat-Tricks in One Day: Pakistan Pace Sensation Haris Rauf Claims a Hat-Trick for Melbourne Stars Hours After Rashid Khan's Feat in Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers | WATCH VIDEO
It is not a conventional cricket shot.
Do you call it helicopter?? I think soo, Rashid captioned his video.
Since 2017, in three seasons so far, the Afghan-born has picked 55 wickets in 46 fixtures at 21.69. In all of the editions, he has taken above 15 wickets.
At the auctions, SRH brought India’s Under 19 captain Priyam Garg and also acquired the services of Fabian Allen and Shaun Marsh.
Rashid, who has a T20 batting strike rate of 148.62, has even scored a half-century in the format.
SRH will play their IPL opener against Mumbai Indians on April 1 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.