Afghan spinner Rashid Khan’s steps to handle his fan-following

Afghan spinner Rashid Khan’s steps to handle his fan-following

Rashid was the second highest wicket taker in this edition's IPL.

Rashid Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Rashid Khan. (Photo by IANS)

Rashid Khan is 19 years old and he is already deemed as one of the most lethal spinners in world cricket. At a tender age, he has already made a name for himself on the back of some scintillating performances across the globe. The tweaker recently finished his stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was one of their strike bowlers.

He picked up 21 wickets in 16 matches and ended this season’s tournament as the second highest wicket-taker after paceman Andrew Tye, who played for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). His wrong’uns turned out to be a tormenting factor even for batsmen of the calibre of Ab de Villiers and MS Dhoni. His short cameos with the willow have also attracted appreciations from the supporters.

Rashid’s shows have earned him a significant fan-base and deservingly so. The pugnacious potential mentioned how he plans to maintain his popularity. “No difference do just to be simple and how I was like before just to be the same. My followers are increasing day by day and I don’t think so that I should need to do something,” Rashid was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with India TV.

Rashid looking forward to India Test

The Nangarhar-born cricketer talked about how Sunrisers’ all-round performance contributed to their glorious run. “I think we played really well and the best thing was we weren’t relying on out bowling or batting or something like that. We were doing well in all three departments and that’s what took us to the Final,” he told.

Afghanistan will play India in their maiden Test match in Bangalore and Rashid is keen to show his prowess versus the cricketing giant. “I think it’s a bigger opportunity for everyone to perform well and be a superstar. Against India and performing in India is a big chance for every player to give his 100 percent,” the confident youngster iterated.

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