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Afghanistan’s wonder boy, Rashid Khan, had revealed that he followed and Indian and a Pakistan legend when he started playing cricket in his initial days. Rashid Khan has emerged as one of the most successful bowlers in world cricket in recent years. His record has been absolutely phenomenal in T20 cricket, and he has trapped a lot of legends in his career so far.
The leg-spinner from Afghanistan has now become the vice-captain of his team in such a short span of his international career. Considered to be the future legend of the game, Rashid had now revealed as to who did he idolize growing up when he aspired to be a professional cricketer.
Rashid Khan has named one Indian and one Pakistan legend who he followed during his initial steps on the road to glory.
Rashid Khan Reveals The Legends He Followed On His Journey To Become A Professional Cricketer
Never pitch the ball up, confuse them with variations. That’s Rashid Khan’s strategy when bowling to big-hitting batsmen especially from West Indies, and the legspinner revealed in an Instagram chat with Yuzvendra Chahal.
“Never pitch the ball up; they would clear boundaries with ease. I try to bowl back of a length to them. I try to take them to the back foot. They need to be confused, bowl them wrong uns’, leg spinners and mix it up. I never bowl full to them. You need to bowl back of a length,” said the Afghanistan spinner.
Rashid added that he followed quick legspinners like Anil Kumble and Shahid Afridi growing up as an aspiring spinner.
“I used to follow Anil Kumble, Shahid Afridi a lot. I always liked bowling at a fast pace. I have a quick run up also,” he said.
Afghanistan Cricketers Resume Training After COVID-19 Onslaught
Afghanistan cricketers have resumed training sessions on Sunday (March 7) amid the global pandemic. Senior players Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman and other national players attended the training camp at the Kabul Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also released the pictures of the cricketers wearing masks and following social distancing during the practice.
The training camp will focus on improving the skills of players in all the three departments bowling, batting, and fielding. It will be a month-long training camp where the players will have to strictly follow health guidelines laid out by WHO and Afghanistan’s health ministry.