The present stardom compared with considerable performances in a IPL has not altered Rashid Khan’s ultimate cricketing dream — to play fatal googlies to a best in a universe while donning Afghanistan whites. A dream that is approaching to shortly spin into a existence with ICC set to give immature light to Afghanistan’s imminent Test status.
“Any cricketer has one ultimate dream. To do good in Test cricket for his country. By a beauty of Almighty, we would shortly be personification Test cricket. we am usually watchful for that day when we will be personification Test cricket for Afghanistan. For me, success in Test cricket will conclude me as a cricketer,” a soft-spoken Rashid told PTI during an interaction.
Rashid has had a illusory entrance IPL deteriorate with 12 wickets for a Sunrisers Hyderabad. A Man-of-the Match endowment opposite Kings XI Punjab was like an topping on a cake and each penny of that Rs 4.5 crore understanding has been value it for a Hyderabad franchise.
“It’s been like a dream for me. Playing in a IPL with so many stalwarts. More importantly being means to reason my possess and perform for a team. Our manager Tom Moody has been constantly revelation me that self faith is pivotal to success. we have always had faith in my abilities and it’s profitable off,” a 19-year-old, who has played 26 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for his country.
His googly has uneasy many batsmen and he mentions 3 dismissals that has given him measureless satisfaction.
Ask him about a best enrich he has perceived compartment date, he recollected his skipper David Warner’s advice.
“Warner told me that we will always be a dangerous bowler since of my high-arm action. This is something healthy and he believes that it will continue to give me success,” pronounced Rashid.
Afghanistan especially plays Associate nations in general matches, exclusive ICC tournament, though Rashid is carefree that things will shortly change.
“Right after IPL, Afghanistan will be personification West Indies in a series. From here, we would be withdrawal for a Caribbean islands to play a singular overs with 3 T20 matches. Playing T20 Internationals in Caribbean will be an experience,” he said.
In sequence to take his diversion to a subsequent level, Rashid is carefree that several T20 franchises opposite a universe will be meddlesome in him.
“I haven’t got any offers from any other T20 franchises though hopefully we will be means to play tournaments like Big Bash and Natwest T20 Blast. It will usually assistance me urge my game.” The stardom is nonetheless to penetrate in though a response he has got from a amicable media has been tremendous.
“I have not been behind home for 4 months. Musafir ki tarah zindagi hai (Leading a winding life). we have been vital out of suitcase, personification during Greater Noida (vs Ireland) and afterwards in Zimbabwe and now IPL. People in my nation are happy. we get a lot of certain feedback from people of Afghanistan that creates me feel good.”
Rashid won’t give we stories about wars and bullets. He comes from a well-to-do family. That’s because when we ask him about either he would buy a new residence or a swanky car, he laughs while replying.
“Allah ka diya sab kuch hai humare paas. Ghar bhi aur automobile bhi (By God’s beauty we have a residence and a car). Once we go behind home, we will plead with my family as to how to utilize a money,” he concluded.
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