Sourav Ganguly advises Rashid Khan to get in touch with Anil Kumble
Rashid Khan wasn't quite at his best in Afghanistan's maiden Test match.
Updated - Jun 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Rashid Khan has been one of the most potent leg-break bowlers going around in world cricket. He has been phenomenal, especially in limited overs cricket and has been a reason of concern for many opponents. His wrong’uns are hard to decipher and even the most efficient players of spin bowling have floundered against the Young Turk from Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
He is currently ranked number one in T20Is owing to his sheer dominance in the shortest format of the sport. He has also plied his trade across domestic T20 tournaments around the globe. He also played in this year’s IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and telecasted the reason why he is regarded as the best in the business. He also graced his presence in the Big Bash League and the Caribbean Premier League.
Ganguly’s piece of advice for Rashid
The tweaker recently had the privilege to represent his nation in their maiden Test versus India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. However, he couldn’t spit the venom he is used to in limited overs cricket. After toiling for over four sessions, Rashid could only manage a couple of wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma while conceding quite a significant amount of runs.
Recently, Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, advised the spinner to get in touch with Anil Kumble in order to refurbish his skills. “Rashid Khan bowled well in patches and it must have been a good learning exercise for him bowling those long spells. He needs to give the champion [Anil] Kumble a ring as he is not far away,” Ganguly wrote in his column for the Times of India (TOI).
Rashid’s bowling has grown leaps and bounds in the last couple of years and he has been touted to possess the ingredients to emerge as one of the leading spinners in all formats of the sport. In the IPL, he gets to learn from the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan. In Afghanistan, he trains under the protégé of former South African pacer Charl Lengeveldt.