On New Year’s Eve at the Adelaide Oval, bowling sensation Rashid Khan will be going for a unique milestone when Adelaide Strikers take on Melbourne Stars. The unpredictable Afghan is three wickets away from being the league’s first foreign player to reach the milestone of 100 wickets.
Since making his Big Bash League debut in 2017 with the Adelaide Strikers, Rashid Khan has been one of the league’s best players. The 24-year-old has a close bond with the local supporters, who adore the batsman dearly. In order to give the Adelaide audience an even more memorable New Year’s Eve, Khan plans to take his 100th wicket there.
“If I get those three wickets … that will be more than a dream for me. In my mind, in the last three to four games, that if I take wickets, get to 97, 98, 99, something like that just to make sure it’s New Year’s Eve game I take that (100th) wicket. We always get a good crowd and support so I feel if I take that 100th wicket New Year’s evening it will be a special feeling, a special night and will make it more memorable for me, so let’s hope (I can get the) three wickets,” Rashid said ahead of the clash with the Melbourne Stars.
“I can only try my best and give 100 percent” – Rashid Khan
The No. 2 T20 bowler in the world is a threat with the ball in hand, but he is no pushover with the bat either, and his fireworks have saved his side on numerous occasions. In one of the most competitive leagues in the world, he is a must-watch because he is a lifeline on the field and capable of the spectacular. The competition record for fastest to 100 wickets is something he is aiming for, but he puts more emphasis on having fun playing and helping the team win.
“I’m always super excited for this night and more importantly just to perform well and make the fans enjoy the night. I can only try my best and give 100 percent and let’s see what is there for me. But as a player, I will have that positive mindset and just to make sure I keep enjoying (cricket) and keep performing for the team,” he added.