Rashid Khan reveals three toughest batsman he has ever faced
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been proved to be a successful franchise cricket way-farer in recent times. He has played all most all the franchise based tournament.
While representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the wrist-spinner came to limelight and familiar to every league.
In a recent interview, Rashid was asked about the three toughest batsmen he faced. In the reply Rashid named Caribbean powerhouse Andre Russell and Chris Gayle, along with India’s marquee all-rounder Hardik Pandya as the toughest batsman he bowled to.
The trio has had the better of the leggie whenever their franchises faced off. Russell has been one of the mainstays at the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as well as in other leagues too.
On the other hand, Hardik has been the prized possession for Mumbai Indians (MI). Their respective franchises retained both Russell and Pandya before the mega auctions. He has played for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL), Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Durban Heat in the Mzanzi Super League (MSL).
He also represented Sussex in the English T20 blast, Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
The all-rounder has had his fair share of experience in the shortest format of the game at an early age. In the 211 T20 games he has featured in thus far, Rashid has taken 296 wickets so far.
Recently, he also displayed his all-round prowess with handy contributions lower order. The Afghan sensation even translated his T20 success at the international arena. In ODIs, Rashid has clinched 133 wickets in only 71 games at an exceptional average of 18.54.
After a successful stint at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gayle, meanwhile, made a move north to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 2018 edition of IPL.