Rashid Khan picks unbeaten 79 against MI at Wankhede as ‘his most memorable’ knock
By SMCS - May 13, 2023 6:37 pm
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Gujarat Titans vice-captain Rashid Khan has named his unbeaten 79-run knock against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium as his most memorable innings as well. Rashid played a stunning knock, smashing an unbeaten 32-ball 79, the highest-ever score by a No. 8 batter in Indian Premier League (IPL) history as well. Moreover, he hit three fours and ten sixes as well.

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“This will be one of the most memorable innings. Thank you for your love and support. #AavaDe #GujaratTitans #IPL2023,” Rashid Khan shared on his social media handles.

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However, Rashid Khan managed to make the IPL 2023 match between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians become an interesting one after the visitors were reduced to 103/8 while chasing a massive target of 219 runs. Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s scintillating ton, the all-rounder already had a significant impact on the game as well, taking four wickets in the first innings.

Rashid Khan, with figures of 4/30, was solely responsible for restricting Mumbai Indians to 218; otherwise, it could have been a huge score that Gujarat Titans would have been chasing after how Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Nehal Wadhera batted in the innings as well. However, Rashid Khan decided to take onus with the bat after the Titans kept losing wickets at regular intervals as well. Rashid took on the spinner as well as pacers at the Wankhede Stadium as well.

Hardik Pandya said after the game: “Felt like from our team only he (Rashid) turned up. The way he batted, the way he bowled, it was tremendous. Don’t have to try much (after this result). As a group we weren’t there. In bowling also we were very flat. Didn’t have clear plans or didn’t execute. Wicket was very flat but I felt we gave 25 runs extra. Have spoken enough about him (Surya). One of the best batters in T20 cricket. You saw what can happen if you don’t execute your plans. For me it’s very important that as a bowler you are clear. I can only set the fields. Losing five wickets and then scoring 129 in the last 10 overs (MI innings). We lacked a lot of execution and heart. That cost us the game. Intensity was also flat. Expected things to happen, but everyone knows at this level it doesn’t just happen.”