Rashid Khan was simply 17-year-old when he was inducted within the Afghanistan nationwide set-up and despatched to the Zimbabwe tour in 2015. The group was scheduled to play 5 ODIs and a couple of T20Is on that tour.
It was after Afghanistan’s loss within the 1st ODI that former Pakistan captain and the group’s then coach Inzamam-ul-Haq noticed the unavoidable shine in Rashid Khan’s bowling.
Throughout a internet session Inzamam requested Rashid, “The place have been you?”
A really younger Rashid innocently mentioned that he was in Afghanistan and solely later realised what the Pakistan legend was asking.
Rashid informed Inzamam that folks have labelled him as a T20 bowler, who was not appropriate for ODIs.
That made Inzamam-ul-Haq indignant to an extent and he informed the younger colt that he was losing his time and likewise promised Rashid saying, “Till I’m the coach you may be in my group, I’m right here for 2-Three years and you may be primary participant and be the first one to be picked within the group.”
Remembering the complete incident, Rashid Khan added that it is like a dream come true for him as he’s additionally the number one T20I bowler now.
Speaking on BBC podcast ‘The Doosra’ Rashid Khan additionally gave his view on essentially the most damaging T20I batsman. The 21-year-old bowler shunned singling out one batsman, although he ended up lauding the West Indies batting unit within the shortest format.
“West Indies gamers, they’re so harmful. Even their miss-hit goes for boundary. Hardik Pandya additionally, the best way he hits unbelievable. They’re harmful in T20Is,” Rashid mentioned.
Rashid Khan identified that he by no means thinks about any batsman however as a substitute in regards to the floor and the boundary. He talked about that the grounds and limits are small nowadays and it will get tough for the bowlers.
Speaking in regards to the present lockdowns on account of coronavirus pandemic, Rashid mentioned he was ‘lacking cricket’.
“It is extremely powerful for me, you don’t know what to do, nothing is shifting on. I’m lacking cricket, final 5 years I’ve performed in numerous international locations with totally different folks, have deliberate in response to the leagues.”
“My Mother informed ‘I’m so bored, there isn’t any cricket on TV’. She started watching cricket ever since I began taking part in. She mentioned she would have been watching me play in IPL proper now if every part was good,” Rashid added.
Rashid Khan is spending time at house in Kabul and taking part in indoor cricket with household. Rashid, who has 245 worldwide wickets to his title, mentioned that he was having sufficient place at his house for leg-spin bowling with correct run-up.
“We play 5-over matches. We get divided in 2 groups of two gamers every and so there may be stress of scoring runs too. A match-like scenario is created. Few of my brothers are caught in lockdown at totally different properties, present I’ve my Three nephews and three brothers to play with. When the issues get superb, all of us can unite and play like once we used to in our childhood days,” Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Rashid Khan mentioned.