- Rashid Khan opens up on his marriage
- Rahid is ranked as the World No. 1 T20I bowler by ICC
Modern era T20 star, Rashid Khan has had a wonderful cricket career so far, which many players are bound to get jealous of. Rashid rose to fame in a very short period of time, nothing short of a fairy tale. The Afghan wonder, uses pace and variation to trick the batsmen. Although he doesn’t turn the ball much, his googly is well spoken of, and he is often compared with former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, who also bowled at a much significant pace.
The 21-year old currently holds the top position in the ICC T20I bowlers rankings with a total of 749 points. In an interview with Azadi Radio in Afghanistan, the cricketer remarked that he will remain a bachelor until his nation gets to hold ofthe World Cup. “I will get engaged & married once Afghanistan win the cricket world cup,” he said.
Last seen in action in the T20Is against Irish side in March, Rashid scalped five wickets in three encounters and helped his side in grabbing hold of the series. In a short career span of 7 Tests, 67 ODIs and 48 T20Is, Rashid has already managed to scalp over 200 wickets for Afghanistan.
Rashid has left a massive impact on the Indian Premier League (IPL) since he was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2017 IPL auction for a sum of INR 4 crores. He has been an indispensable part of the franchise scalping 17 wickets and finishing as sixth-highest wicket-taker in his debut season. In 46 matches of his IPL career, Rashid has bagged 55 wickets with best figures of 3/19.
Former SRH head coach Tom Moody had also recently revealed that it was Rashid’s pace and consistency which attracted the franchise to snap him up in the auction. Moody also revealed that Rashid ticked every box in his first training session and the SRH head coach already knew in 20 minutes that they had picked a gem.
Rashid is also a part of the Adelaide Strikers in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL), and has recently been picked up by reigning champions Barbados Tridents to play for them in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which is to be held in Trinidad & Tobago, from 18th August.