19-year-old Rashid Khan has been a big player for SunRisers Hyderabad in their IPL 2018 campaign. The Nangarhar-born picked up 21 wickets in 17 matches and helped his team reach the finals, only to emerge as the second best against Chennai Super Kings, the eventual winners. It seems the youngster is on cloud nine after all the love and adulation he received in India during the IPL.
Certainly, he was Kane Williamson’s go-to bowler in crunch situations. He responded on most occasions as he foxed batsmen with his innumerable variations. Khan has also received the praise of Shane Warne, something he will treasure for the rest of his life.
His latest statement, an analogy of Afghan President is a testament of how confident the youngster is. According to The Times Of India, he feels he is only second to the Afghan President when it comes to popularity in Afghanistan. Well, we say that could very well be true as cricket is the emerging sport in the country.
Meanwhile, off-late the world has come to know a new aspect of Rashid Khan the leg-spinner, he is also a handy batter. Oh yes, the way he was clearing the ground against KKR in the last eliminator highlighted just that. And if you thought that was it, wait, he is also a damn good fielder in the deep. We saw Rashid take some spectacular catches during the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
We are certain Rashid Khan will be number one in the wish-list of all club franchises around the world. So the ball is in his court and we are sure he will make the right choices going forward in life.