SunRisers Hyderabad premier bowler Rashid Khan is full of praise for his teammate Wriddhiman Saha, who played instrumental innings against Delhi Capitals to keep SRH’s hope alive to qualify for the playoffs.
Asked to bat first, Wriddhiman Saha opened the innings with David Warner and stitched up a 107-run partnership before the latter lost wicket. The wicketkeeper-batsman kept taking on Delhi Capitals bowlers and shared another 66 runs stand with Manish Pandey for the second wicket.
Adjudged with Man of the Match, Saha amassed 87 runs off 45 balls to take the team’s total to above par 219 runs. Eventually, with Rashid Khan’s magical bowling, SRH registered an emphatic 88-run victory. After the win, Hyderbad climbed to the sixth spot in the points table.
Wriddhiman Saha’s innings was one of the best of the IPL 2020: Rashid Khan
In the video posted on the official site of IPL, Rashid Khan heaped praise on Wriddhiman Saha’s fighting knock. He labelled that it was one of the best innings that he has witnessed in the ongoing 13th edition of the league.
“I have not seen this type of knock in this year’s IPL. It was one of the best innings of this season. He dominated the bowler, ” he said.
In the post-match conference, Rashid Khan said that Saha never leaves an opportunity to prove himself. He added that the wicketkeeper-batsman has belief in himself to take the team forward.
“We’ve already seen he has hundreds in IPL. We know how good he is as a batsman. When he got the opportunity today, he grabbed it with both hands and delivered. He had that belief in himself after stepping in. Every player knows his responsibility for the team and when you’re batting in T20, you always look to deliver your best for the team. That’s what Warner and Saha did,” said 23-year-old Rashid.
SunRisers Hyderabad will have to win their coming two matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians respectively to grab four points.