Everyone wants to see their favorite cricketers play live, especially in a country like India, where people are obsessed with the game of cricket. A particular instance occurred when Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan was seen playing gully with some of the cricket fans in India. He was spotted playing gully cricket on the streets of Gandhinagar in Gujarat alongside people from the area1.
qRashid Khan playing gully cricketThe star all-rounder is currently playing for the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). The 24-year-old cricketer was seen indulging with the fans as a video of the same went viral on social media, and the enthusiastic fans were seen cheering for him and taking videos of him playing.
Here is the video of the incident:
Afghan spinner #RashidKhan takes time out to play gully cricket with fans in Gandhinagar 🏏 @viralbhayani77 pic.twitter.com/r5jwpjBQAz
— Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani77) May 4, 2023
Rashid Khan has always been a crucial cog for Gujarat Titans under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya this season. The 24-year-old has managed to scalp 15 wickets for GT from nine games. During GT’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 9, Rashid took the first hat-trick of the ongoing season.
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He dismissed all-rounders Andre Russel, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur in three consecutive deliveries during KKR’s innings. Notably, it was the 22nd hat trick taken in the history of the tournament and Rashid became the 19th bowler overall to achieve the feat.
With 12 points, the Titans currently sit at the numero uno position on the IPL 2023 points table. They have won six of their nine matches so far this season. In their previous contest, they suffered a five-run loss against the Delhi Capitals (DC), who are at the bottom of the points table.
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GT will now be locking horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 5 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. GT lost by three wickets in the previous fixture between the two teams. With 10 points, RR currently takes fourth place in the IPL 2023 points table.