I am fortunate to get an opportunity to play Test cricket so early: Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan will be one of the players to watch out for in the one-off Test at the M Chinnaswamy.
Updated - Jun 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Rashid Khan has been one of the hottest talking points in world cricket over the past few months. He is 19 years old and at this tender age, he has racked up loads of success. The wrist-spinner has piled on wickets at will and pummeled opponents with his vicious prowess with the leather. He recently played in the three-match T20I series versus Bangladesh and emerged as the Player of the Series.
He nipped out 8 wickets in 3 matches and hardly allowed the opponents’ batsmen to pounce on them. Previously, he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and turned out to be their leading wicket-taker. Rashid will now play in Afghanistan’s maiden Test match against India in Bangalore and termed the opportunity as a privilege.
A golden opportunity for Rashid
“Test cricket is the biggest platform to improve and learn from for young cricketers like me. There is room for you to experiment with your skill-set, something that you can’t afford in T20. As a bowler, you can try out all your variations. I am fortunate to get an opportunity to play Test cricket so early. It will make me a better cricketer,” Rashid was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
Rashid also reminisced how the team always had the goal to earn the Test status. He also went down the memory lane and brought forth the team’s impressive show in the 2016 ICC World T20 in India. They could only manage a solitary victory in the event, but attracted appreciations for their vibrant display of cricket. Their only victory came versus the Windies, who turned out to be the eventual champions.
“Even before I came into the squad, the seniors would aspire to get the Test status. But the biggest moment was the manner in which we fared in the 2016 World T20 in India. We gave a tough time to virtually every opponent; we were unlucky to have lost many matches but the way we played, we had it in us to sustain at the highest level,” the tweaker remarked.