Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan once again proved his worth as a reliable hitter down the order. It is to be noted that Rashid is currently playing for Sussex for the Vitality T20 Blast. In the ongoing match of Sussex against Hampshire, the southpaw scored a vital 22 off just 7 deliveries. His blistering knock helped Sussex post a competitive total of 188/6 after 20 overs.
He smashed two fours and sixes off consecutive four deliveries in the 17th over against Kyle Abbott. A video of his cameo alongside David Weise has been posted by the official social media handle of the league. The video is trending across all the platforms.
Now the focus shifts towards his bowling if he could deliver a magical spell to take his side home. Sussex’s first game of the tournament was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain. Thus a victory in this game gives them the much needed ‘kick-start’ for the tournament.
Rashid – An indispensable asset
Rashid has always been a bit explosive with the bat in the shorter formats. Even in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, he proved his mettle in the bat which turned out to be game-changing ones. He seems to be getting on the groove now after a World Cup failure.
He just took up the captaincy reigns of the National side after its poor show in the World tournament. Afghanistan couldn’t even register a single victory out of their nine games. Hoping for a change in fortunes, the young lad has been given a chance now. In an interview, he expressed his desire to play a lot of bilateral series against top-ranked teams to enhance their skillsets. We will have to wait and see if his wishes are answered anytime soon.