Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has always been a crucial cog for the franchise ever since he has made his Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) in 2017. In IPL, Rashid has done some amazing things with the ball which led to him becoming one of the most important bowlers for the SRH along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Rashid has more often than not won matches for SRH single-handedly with the ball and has contributed with the bat as well.
Recently, in a video shared by the franchise, Rashid can be seen recalling the most memorable performance in the IPL thus far.
Most players feel that their debut matches in any format for any team are memorable, but Rashid Khan doesn’t consider his debut for SRH as a great moment for him in his career, as he picked a specific match in the IPL 2018 where his all-round show helped SRH qualify for the finals as well.
SRH locked horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eden Gardens in the second qualifier of the tournament and the winner would play Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final. The leg-spinner returned with figures of 3-19, helping SRH make it to the final of the tournament. He had also played a fiery knock of 34* off 10 balls. SRH won the encounter by 14 runs while defending 174 at Eden Gardens.
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Recalling the same, Rashid Khan said, “I have so many memories in IPL. My debut for SRH but the best memory, I will never forget is the game against KKR in Eden Gardens where I took 3 wickets, 34 runs, and a run-out and we qualified to the final as well. That night was one of the memorable nights for me which I will never ever forget.”
The leg-spinner dismissed a well-set Chris Lynn for 48. He then cleaned up Robin Uthappa for 2 and later took the prized scalp of Andre Russell, who was caught at first slip, for 3.