Watch: Rashid Khan hits a stylish six in PSL
Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan’s active participation in various T20 leagues all across the globe has been admirable. The way in which he is approaching the game with a better approach makes him one of the best young players in the present era.
Rashid is currently playing his role for Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League. The 22-year-old all-rounder made his presence count on the pitch with the bat and with the ball during the game against Peshawar Zalmi.
Earlier, Qalandars won the toss and opted to bowl first. Zalmi managed to score 140/6 in 20 overs with the help of Ravi Bopara’s 50 off 44 balls (6 fours). Shaheen Afridi was the top bowler for Qalandars as he picked up 3 wickets to his name.
Rashid Khan hits a stylish six
Qalandars managed to get to 89/4 in 11.4 overs and were looking set to track down the target. However, Peshawar Zalmi bowler Saqib Mahmood dismissed Samit Patel and David Wiese cheaply and turned the screws on the Qalandars.
However, Lahore Qalandars found support in the form of Mohammad Hafeez and Rashid Khan. When they were reeling at 109/6, the duo scored runs pretty quickly and helped the team secure a magnificent win over Zalmi.
Qalandars won the game by 6 wickets as they aced the run-chase in 18.3 overs. Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with 33 off 26 balls including 5 fours. On the other hand, Rashid stole the spotlight with his quickfire came as he scored 22 off 14 balls including 2 fours and a six.
When the team required 4 runs off the last 10 balls, Rashid decided to finish off the game in style as he smashed a scintillating six over the ropes. The video of him hitting a stylish six is doing the rounds on social media.
Watch the video below:
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Rashid Khan’s cameo helped his team track down the target. “Feels good. The best feeling is to finish a game with the bat and I got that opportunity today. It is all about the balance, I have all the shots but it is about keeping my balance,” Rashid said at the post-match presentation.
“I have been struggling with that for the last year or so. It was a mini helicopter (about the winning hit). The wicket wasn’t spinning so it was important to bowl the right length. Amazing feeling. That’s how you want a tournament to start, my first time in the PSL and I am enjoying it,” he concluded.
Shaheen Afridi was named the man of the match for his bowling performance. “I am glad that we won the first match. There was some help with the new ball and I tried my best. Be it Test, T20 or ODI, I try to enjoy myself,” Afridi said at the post-match presentation.