The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) shared a video of Afghanistan leg-spinner, Rashid Khan hitting a tennis ball into the stands on Instagram. Interestingly, in the video, Rashid Khan can be seen acing the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni’s trademark helicopter shot to perfection.
In the video, Rashid Khan, dressed in his traditional attire, sent a low full-toss straight over long-on. SRH used a couple of emojis; a helicopter and a mind blown emoticon. The SRH fans were impressed with Rashid’s skills and asked for a promotion in the batting order.
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Commenting on the video, one of the fans wrote: “Rashid should be promoted to 1down batsmen,”. One of the users on Instagram, also wrote: “Winner winner 2020 IPL cup”.
Rashid got to make his debut in the IPL in the 2017 edition for the SunRisers Hyderabad and he has been one of their most consistent performers in the tournament. The young leggie has played 46 IPL matches and he has managed to scalp 55 wickets to his name at an impressive economy rate of 6.55.
On Friday, the IPL fans were treated with some good as the dates of the tournament were finalized. The IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the dates of the 13th edition of the tournament and said that the cash-rich league will start on September 19 and the final will be played on November 8.
The 13th edition of the tournament was scheduled to commence on March 29 but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had postponed the tournament until further notice as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the virus.