Rashid Khan celebrates after taking a wicket in opposition to Sydney Thunder © Twitter
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has made a surprising debut in Australia’s Massive Bash League, profitable man-of-the-match honours for the Adelaide Strikers. Rashid, the first Afghan to play in the BBL Twenty20 competitors, starred within the Strikers’ 53-run win over Sydney Thunder in Adelaide late Friday. Rashid, 19, captured two for 22 from 4 overs, highlighted by a spectacular flawed’un. “It means quite a bit to Afghanistan to play in such an enormous league,” Rashid informed reporters.
“And to then to carry out and get participant of the match – it was a dream to play on this league, so it is a proud second for my nation, for me, for my household.”
Rashid’s canny wrist spin helped unravel the Thunder, grabbing the wickets of Ryan Gibson caught behind adopted by his peach supply to bowl Ben Rohrer two balls later.
“That was a particular wicket, a left-hander, to bowl him with a googly,” Rashid stated.
“I set him up for it. He was ready for a leg-spinner.”
Rashid warned rival batsmen that no quantity of video analysis may correctly put together them to select his flawed’un, which drifts by way of the air like an orthodox leg break solely to proceed on the identical course after it pitches.
“I believe the pace I bowl makes it troublesome for the batsman,” he stated.
“You may see within the video, however when you come to the centre it is trying all the things completely different.”