Rashid Khan and his trademark shot are becoming some sort of a love story in the ongoing edition of IPL. Rashid is known for his bowling prowess but has also mastered the art of providing valuable contributions for his team. Recently in a victory against CSK, he scored a valuable 40 and stitched a partnership with Miller to lead his side to victory.
Yesterday, he and Rahul Tewatia ensured that Gujarat crossed the line against Sunrisers Hyderabad while chasing 196 runs. They scored 25 runs of the final over to take their team to victory. Throwing light on the extraordinary shot, the leg-spinner explained that his half-open body posture doesn’t allow him to go through with the flicks and only the wrist movement generates power.
While speaking to his teammates Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan said, “I call it the Snake Shot. When a snake bites someone it springs back (chuckles). When the ball is too full, I can’t finish the shot completely. My body position doesn’t allow me to finish the shot. If I try to do that, I can’t generate the power. So I have worked on it a lot and strengthened my wrists for it.”
Rashid Khan’s record with the bat in IPL
The Afghan-born cricketer has been promoted several times this IPL season and has made most of this opportunity and has shown the fans why he can do a lot of things except bowling variations and giving batsman trouble while bowling.
He can stitch partnerships at the right time and can smack the ball out of the park as well if time and the team requires that. Overall, he has scored 293 runs in 84 matches at a strike rate of 147.98 and the best score of 40.