Rashid Khan gracefully manufactures the helicopter shot
Last month, he played the same shot in the T10 League.
Published - Dec 13, 2018 5:19 pm | Updated - Dec 13, 2018 5:23 pm
There is absolutely little denying that Rashid Khan is one of the best if not the best bowlers in limited-overs cricket at the moment. The spin sensation from Afghanistan has taken the cricketing world by storm. With his bowling-armoury full of tricks, Rashid has bamboozled batsmen in leagues around the world. And his stunning show with the ball often overshadows his ability with the bat.
His 34-run knock off just 10 balls to knock Kolkata Knight Riders out of this year’s Indian Premier League was more than enough to prove his batting abilities. Well, the ongoing Mzansi Super League in South Africa also got a taste of Rashid’s batting. Playing for Durban Heat, Rashid executed a brilliant helicopter shot for a massive six against Tshwane Spartans.
He came to the crease in the sixteenth over when Heat were in deep trouble after being reduced to 139 for 7 while chasing 189. However, the situation did not bother Rashid as he unleashed a helicopter shot right out of Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni’s textbook on the very ball he faced. Lutho Sipamla bowled a fuller length delivery onto the stumps.
Rashid, however, quickly adjusted himself and made full use of his bottom hand to hit a massive six over mid-wicket. The batter, nevertheless, could not add any more run to his tally and departed in the same over. It was for the second time, Rashid played the helicopter shot in recent times. Last month, he hit another helicopter shot for a six while playing for Maratha Arabians against Pakhtoons in the T10 League.
Here is a clip showing the incredible shot
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Durban Heat beat Tshwane Spartans in a thriller:
Former South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel smashed a whirlwind fifty as Heat chased down the big total with a ball remaining. Batting first, the Spartans posted 188 for 6 with skipper AB de Villiers playing a brilliant inning of 93. And when Heat lost their fifth wicket for 61 and eighth for 145, it looked like Spartans would win the game comfortably. However, Morkel smashed 4 fours and 5 sixes to help his side win the thriller.
~Written by Bijoy
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