Rashid Khan Expressed Desire To Bowl To Retired Sachin Tendulkar Again
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Rashid Khan[photo: Twitter]

Rashid Khan Expressed Desire To Bowl To Retired Sachin Tendulkar Again

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s spin sensation has expressed his desire to bowl to the Master Blaster someday. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar continues to be a source of inspiration for players of the present generation.

While several were lucky to share the field with the batting maestro, others who missed the privilege often wish to have that opportunity sometime in their lifetime.’

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan (Photo Credit: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)

Rashid Khan: It Would Be A Huge Pleasure To Bowl To Someone Like Retired Batting Legend Sachin Tendulkar

During a recent interaction with Crickwick on YouTube, Rashid Khan was replying to a specific question about Sachin Tendulkar losing his wicket to leg-spinner just once during the last 13 years of his limited-overs career. In response, Rashid Khan said that’s the reason why he wants to bowl to him as he (Sachin Tendulkar) hardly loses his wicket to leg-spinners.

The leggie added that “more than getting him out, it would be a huge pleasure to bowl to someone like Tendulkar.”

Sachin Tendulkar Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

He further reiterated that picking his wicket is a “different thing”, but it would be a “dream come true” to just bowl to the legendary cricketer. During the interview, he also spoke about his style and said, as a spinner one needs to have an idea of the kind of deliveries they need to “bowl to a particular batsman”.

Rashid Khan Will Be Seen In Action In The Pakistan Super League Next

Rashid Khan further explained that every batsman plays his “deliveries differently” and that led him to “study really hard” on how or where to bowl at them. Rashid Khan also recalled bowling to former Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq and considered it to be a huge moment for him.

Rashid Khan made his One-day International debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in October 2015 and has become an indispensable part of the national team. The 22-year-old leg-spinner has so far played in five Tests, picking 34 wickets, while in 74 ODIs he took 140 wickets. In the T20 Internationals, he has scalped 85 wickets from 51 outings.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. Image Credits: Twitter

The spin sensation — who is one of the most wanted players for the T20 franchises across the globe –will be next seen in action in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Rashid Khan, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, is set to turn out for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. Ever since his debut IPL season in 2017, Rashid Khan has garnered all the right eyeballs owing to his mastery with the ball.

The leg-spinner turned in a few memorable match-winning efforts in SRH’s journey to the finals of the 2018 edition. He took 21 wickets and emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker in that edition. He has 85 scalps in 69 IPL games averaging a mere 20.1 at an economic rate of 6.23-the lowest economy rate ever in IPL history.

Rashid Khan has been SRH’s standout bowler over the last few seasons of the IPL. The Afghanistan leg-spinner has grabbed 10 wickets in 7 games in IPL 2021 at an impressive average of 17.20 and a splendid economy rate of 6.14.