Spin magician Rashid Khan has been in the news for his batting more than his bowling in IPL 2022. Rashid Khan, who proved expensive in bowling in the thrilling match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium, entertained the fans a lot with the bat. During the bowling against Hyderabad, Rashid spent 45 runs in his 4 overs without taking a wicket. Hyderabad opener Abhishek Sharma scored runs in Rashid’s overs. But seeing Rashid’s attitude in batting, the Hyderabad bowlers were also stunned. Rashid scored three sixes in the last four balls of the last over to win the lost match to Gujarat.
After the match, in conversation with Hardik Pandya and Tewatia, Rashid Khan talked about his shot which he played against Marco Jensen. Rashid Khan played some strange shots on the onside with just his wrist, which left everyone stunned.
Rashid Khan named his stroke ‘The Snake Shot’ and explained why he does not like the full swing of the bat.
Rashid said, “I call it the snake shot. When a snake bites someone it bounces back. When the ball is too full, I can’t finish the shot completely. The position of my body gives me Doesn’t allow the shot to finish. If I try to do that, I can’t generate the power. So I’ve worked a lot on it and strengthened my wrists for it.”
Gujarat needed 22 runs in the last over. Rahul Teotia took a six off the first ball and a run in the second ball. After this Rashid hit three sixes, in which he took the winning run by hitting a six off the last ball.
After the win, he said, “It feels great. I had faith in my batting and also in fitness that I could hit. I am glad that he did such a performance against Sunrisers.
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“I kept my faith in my batting as I was working on it for the last two years. When I needed to score 22 runs in the last over, I told Tewatia that our best bowler Ferguson gave 25 runs in the last over. And now it’s our turn. If a ball goes blank, don’t panic and finish the match.