Sunrisers Hyderabad star spinner Rashid Khan tells that he has always focused on bowling economically and never thought about taking so many wickets. Rashid Khan has been part of the IPL for more than three seasons now with the Sunrisers Hyderabad and has been performing exceptionally well. The 21-year-old has 55 scalps to his name at an outstanding economy rate of 6.55.
Rashid Khan will be once again seen in the IPL playing for SRH this season. The 13th Indian Premier League is running in the UAE, where the pitches are slow and dry, favouring the spinners.
“My focus is the team’s requirement, what helps the team is important to me”: Rashid Khan
The Afghanistan starlet tells he has always been focusing on bowling economically because it also helps the other bowlers in his team to get wickets. Rashid Khan said at every occasion he focuses on the team’s requirements and it is more important for him.
“My focus is always bowling economically well for the team. When I bowl economically it helps the bowlers on the other end to take wickets,” Rashid said during a media interaction ahead of their match against RCB.
“I concentrate on bowling dot balls and putting pressure on the batsman so he can take risks. My focus is the team’s requirement, what helps the team is important to me.”
Playing against big names like Kohli and others is a big challenge: Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan is excited to again bowl against Team India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli. He says he loves when someone of the huge stature of Kohli plays against him. The SRH spinner stated that he will enjoy bowling against Kohli and will bowl him his best deliveries.
“IPL is a different league (compared to CPL), different pressure. Playing against big names like Kohli and others is a big challenge. No doubt he (Kohli) is one of the best players in the world and you have to have the best ball for him, there is no excuse to ball bad.
“He’ll be back in the field after a long break, let’s see what his reaction is, how he performs,” he said.
Rashid Khan and Virat Kohli will come against each other in their opening game of the IPL tomorrow, at the Dubai International stadium.