Afghanistan star Rashid Khan is a high quality bowler, especially in the T20 format. He is known for his brilliant variations and the ability to pick wickets in difficult situations. Aside from his sensational bowling skills, Rashid also enjoys his batting and likes to entertain fans with his comos.
The Afghan boy loves to play MS Dhoni’s brand ‘helicopter shot’, and he took another look at it in the sequel T20 Blast 2021 on Tuesday.
In the Quarterfinal 1 between Sussex and Yorkshire, Rashid stunned everyone with his fast-paced 9-ball knockout of 27 balls that propelled Sussex to the final of the star-studded T20 competition. During his phenomenal display of explosive batting, Rashid illuminated the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street with an outrageous helicopter shot.
It all happened in the 18th over of the Sussex chase Jordan Thompson. The right arc rose at a good length, but Rashid swung the wicket down and swung his bat vigorously to send the white leather over for a maximum length of time.
🚁 RASHID KHAN 🚁
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In the match, Sussex successfully pursued the goal of 178 runs with two balls left. Rashid remains unbeaten at 27 with the help of three sixes and two fours. Captain Luke Wright was the most important highlight in the batting, scoring 54 important runs from 39 balls. Philip Salt (27) and Delray Rawlins (27) also made valuable contributions.
Earlier, Yorkshire put 177/7 on the scoreboard in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore and middle-order batter Gary Balance crushed respective half centuries. While Kohler-Cadmore scored 55 off 49 balls, Ballance also scored 55 from 37 deliveries.
‘I just had to support my skills, and thanks to the coaching staff who sent me a little earlier to finish the game. I tried my best to keep quiet and do the basics right – to hit my own ball. They bowled where I wanted it, and I finished it well. “ said Rashid after the game.
‘I’m so happy to see the team twice in the final round since I was in the team (the other in 2018). But it’s a shame I will not be available for them on Finals Day. Every player would like to be there, ” he added.