Afghanistan’s leg-spinner, Rashid Khan is a spin maestro. He can fox even the best in the world with his mysterious deliveries. He is also known for being more than a handy batsman in the middle order. The all-rounder has often contributed vital runs for his team in crunch situations.
While speaking on The Curtly and Karishma Show, the 22-year old revealed that he has been working very hard on his batting. He also hopes to be batting at number 4 in the future.
“From the last two and a half years, I have been working a lot on my batting so that I can contribute 20-25 quick runs in the lower order. Hopefully, in the next few years, I can take the number four or number five position in the batting lineup.” Rashid said.
Rashid Khan reflects on his Test career
Afghanistan made its debut in Test cricket in 2018 playing against India. Rashid Khan has so far played in 5 tests matches and has picked up 34 wickets with 11/104 being his match best. The all-rounder has bagged four-five-wicket hauls to date.
Reflecting on his test career, Rashid Khan said,
“Yes, I think I love Test cricket and I enjoyed the last five Test games I played against different teams and I think it gives me lots of opportunity to improve my skills in that and that is the kind of format which improves your cricket. You know, in T20 you cannot experiment like you cannot do different things because you don’t have enough time, but Test cricket tests your skills. You know like how can you bowl a spell of 20 overs, how can you bowl a spell of 30.”
Rashid Khan was recently appointed the captain of the Afghanistan T20 International team.