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Sunrisers Hyderabad congratulate Rashid Khan for topping the ICC T20 bowling charts

He is unarguably among the top leg-spinners in the limited-overs fray

Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo: Twitter)

Just days after Associate cricketer Rashid Khan climbed to the epitome of ICC ODI bowler rankings, the 19-year-old has done an encore by topping the T20 bowling charts as well with a massive 759 points. Rashid has taken giant strides ever since his foray into international cricket and the latest ICC rankings serve as a testament to the prowess Afghanistan cricketer has shown in his yet brief but extremely promising career.

The young spin sensation was also amongst the priority targets for the IPL auction that took place in January. He is unarguably among the top leg-spinners in the fray and the youngster lived up to his lofty standard earning himself a mega IPL contract with the Sunrisers Hyderabad worth a staggering 9 crore.

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Congratulating the youngster on climbing to the apex of T20I rankings, the franchise took to its official Twitter page and wrote, “And the fox does it again! @rashidkhan_19 is number 1 in @ICC’s T20I Bowling Rankings with a mammoth 759 points. The #OrangeArmy can’t be enough proud of this man! #ICCRanking #LiveOrange.”

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Rashid Khan becomes the youngest man to top ICC Player Rankings

Rashid Khan, who won enjoyed a bumper 2017 ended the year by winning the ‘ICC Associate cricketer of the Year’ award. And following his recent exploits against Zimbabwe in the bilateral series, the youngster topped the rankings in both the shorter formats. With the feat, he became the youngest man at 7092 days of age and only the second youngest player ever behind Caribbean women cricketer Stefanie Taylor to top the ICC Player Rankings.

Rashid was extremely clinical in their recently concluded series against Zimbabwe. He picked five wickets in the two-match T20I series to help Afghanistan sweep 2-0 and eventually ended the series as the highest wicket-taker, claiming a remarkable haul of 16 wickets.

It seems quite unthinkable for an Associate cricketer to top the ICC charts. It has not been an easy journey for Rashid, who had to put his blood and sweat to climb the ladder of success.

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