There is no doubt that Rashid Khan is a high-quality bowler, especially in the shortest format. The Afghan-lad is broadly acknowledged for his remarkable variations and possesses the excellence of trapping batters with quick spin bowling.
Recently, Rashid named the three players who would form his dream hat-trick. He picked one player each from India, Pakistan, and New Zealand in form of Virat Kohli, Babar Azam and Kane Williamson, respectively.
“Virat (Kohli), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson,” said Rashid while speaking on a YouTube channel 12th Khiladi.
Kohli has over 10,000 runs in the T20 format from 334 matches, including five hundreds and 76 half-centuries. Similarly, Babar has 7880 runs to his name in the shortest format in 219 games with six tons and 67 fifties. Williamson, meanwhile, has scored 5788 runs in T20s from 226 matches, including one hundred and 41 half-centuries.
Rashid enters the 100-wicket club in IPL
Rashid is currently plying his trade for Gujarat Titans (GT) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Last week, the 23-year-old added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became the second overseas spinner in the history of IPL to reach the landmark of 100 wickets.
The spin sensation completed the incredible feat when he bagged his first wicket against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 35 of the fifteenth season. Rashid also became the joint-fastest spinner in terms of matches to reach the 100-wicket mark in the cash-rich league.
Fastest to 100 wickets in IPL:
- 83 – Amit Mishra
- 83 – Rashid Khan
- 84 – Yuzvendra Chahal
- 86 – Sunil Narine
“It is a kind of pressure when you are on 99. Luckily I got those two wickets, and I am happy. But bowling economical helps put pressure. The more I bowl to Russell, the better for us. If we keep blocking, that might change momentum. His body doesn’t get used to blocking the ball. So happy to be on the winning side,” Rashid had said after completing 100 wickets in IPL.