T10 League 2018: Maratha Arabians vs Pakhtoons — Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan once again impressed with the bat as he played a 7-ball 21 cameo to help Maratha Arabian’s post 125 in their stipulated 10 overs. But what stole the show was Rashid’s helicopter shot of tall Mohammed Irfan. The bowler was coming round the wicket and Rashid got into a very good position to launch the helicopter shot, he got the timing right and hit it for a six. His shot seemed to have flummoxed his own teammates sitting in the dugout.
Rashid who initially burst onto the scene as a phenomenal wrist spinner seems to have evolved as a batsman lately and is playing some crucial knocks for Afghanistan and all the franchises he represents. He sure has emerged as an asset to have for any team, especially in the shortest format of the game.
The helicopter shot is a signature shot of the former India captain MS Dhoni, but lately, many cricketers have tried it, some have done it successfully, whereas some have failed. It is a very effective shot to counter a full-length yorker in the death overs of a match.
Despite Rashid Khan’s brilliance, Maratha Arabians lost the match by eight wickets.
Andre Fletcher, Colin Ingram, Muhammad Kaleem, Cameron Delport, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Shahid Afridi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Liam Dawson, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan, RP Singh
Maratha Arabians Squad
Hazratullah Zazai, Alex Hales, Najibullah Zadran, Kamran Akmal, Brendan Taylor (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Rashid Khan, James Faulkner, Roelof van der Merwe, Zahoor Khan, Richard Gleeson