“No point thinking about the criticism” – Rashid Khan
Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan has said that he’s not worrying much about his poor performance in the previous match against England as this was just a bad day for him nothing else.
“I am not thinking too much about that match. People overlook 10 great days and advantageously remember that one specific awful day. They don’t like to remember what Rashid did on past 10 days,” the leg-spinner said.
Rashid Khan conceded 110 overs in 9 overs in their last match against the host England on Tuesday, June 18 in Manchester. Eventually, he recorded the worst bowling figure in World Cup history. He was also gone for 11 sixes in his nine over which was a record in one-day cricket.
“I would concentrate on the mistakes I did in that match and redress those in the coming matches. No point thinking about the criticism. I have to keep things straightforward,” said the 20-year-old.
Afghanistan will face India in their next match on Saturday, June 22 at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. Rashid Khan urged that they would not do the mistakes again what they had done so far in the competition. “We won’t repeat the same mistakes against India, as we did in the competition up until now. We have last played against India in the Asia Cup in Dubai. Whatever ability we have, we will try to feature it on the ground,” he said.
“In the competition every one of the teams are equivalent and no one can mess with us as we can possibly beat any team on our day. We will give a tough fight to India.”