Rashid Khan reveals some insights on his different type of plan to outplay the Indian batsmen
Currently, Rashid is the best bowler in the Afghan ranks.
Updated - May 25, 2018 5:23 pm
India will be taking on Afghanistan in a one-off Test match on June 14 in Bengaluru, where the latter will be making their debut into the longest format of the game. After performing greatly in the shorter formats, Afghanistan team was awarded with the status of a Test playing nation and now will be facing a stiff challenge against the No 1 Test side in their debut Test match. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan who is quite known to bowl magical spells to turn matches in the shorter formats will play an important role in the upcoming Test match in India.
I am practising five different types of deliveries to outplay the Indian batters
During an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Rashid revealed some insights on his plan to outsmart the Indian batsmen during the historic Test match. The leggie who is currently playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018, mentioned that he is practising bowling five different types of deliveries in the nets. He started to mix these new deliveries with his other several variations to deceive the Indian batsmen.
“I’m practising five different types of deliveries in the nets. I’m yet to use them. I will mix them with the other deliveries in the Test,” said Rashid as quoted by Firstpost.
He also talked about the variety of delivery which the young leggie possesses in his armoury. “I bowl different types of googlies. But the one that is most effective is when I use my fingers, rather than the wrist to make the ball go the other way,” further added the Afghanistan leg-spinner.
It is a huge honour to be accepted as a Test playing nation
The 19-year old stated that it is a huge honour for the whole country to be given this huge honour of a Test playing nation. All the cricket fans in Afghanistan are waiting eagerly for the upcoming historic Test match in Bengaluru. Rashid reckoned that by performing well on the cricket field, it will also help people around the world bring a change in their perception about Afghanistan as a country.
“It is a big honour to be accepted as a Test nation. We have achieved this in just 13 to 14 years. There is a lot of pride in that achievement. Every Afghan is looking forward to it. Basically, if we do well in cricket then people all over the world will talk good things about Afghanistan.”
“Now all the talk is about bombs and death. That makes us very sad. We want to make our countrymen be proud of our achievements and the world to talk about our cricket. So the game means a lot to us. It is not just a sport,” Khan concluded.