Sun Risers Hyderabad star Rashid Khan proved that he isn’t just a quality spin bowler but also a capable batsman after guiding his team to a win in the crucial over of the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on Friday.
It was the third occasion where SRH managed to chase a target of 199 or more, after RR had put 198 on the board, courtesy a 102-run knock by Sanju Samson.
The Sunrisers were in need of 12 runs from the final 2 overs, with 5 wickets in hand when Rashid and Yusuf Pathan were tasked with the objective of getting the team across the line.
While such tricky phases can get any batsman nervous, Rashid proved that he is a man made for big occasions,
Rashid smashed a four and a six on the final two deliveries of the 19th over to take his team’s score towards victory!
The stunning show by the Afghanistan superstar made Twitter bow down, as the likes of VVS Laxman, Aakash Chopra, Mohammad Kaif and others couldn’t help but praise his masterclass.
After helping Hyderabad secure what was the highest successful chase in the team’s history,
Rashid admitted that his batting is a work in progress and he is getting all the support from his coaches to strengthen that area of his game.