Star bowler Rashid Khan said that bowling against great batsmen such as Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Andre Russell & Chris Gayle are very tough to bowl to especially when you are playing on small grounds.
Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan said that bowling against great batsmen like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell is very tough & difficult especially on small grounds. Rashid Khan was active on Instagram live chat with Indian Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. He revealed that playing in the IPL was his dream as it includes players from every part of the world.
Rashid Khan was asked whether IPL was his first T20 league to which Rashid Khan replied, “Before IPL, I had played in Bangladesh Premier League. It was a different experience in IPL. It was a dream to play in IPL, I grew up watching it on TV. All the international players are there in the league. The coaching staff too is very experienced.”
Recollecting his IPL debut the spinner said that he was nervous in the match but later he enjoyed the knockouts.
“My debut was against you guys (RCB). I got hit for boundary for the first ball. It was a tough match for me as there was due in the ground. I was nervous, when I got my first wicket I gained confidence and after getting the second wicket I was enjoying the bowling,” the spinner said.
“Bowling to Virat bhai, ABD, Russell and Chris Gayle is very tough on small grounds. You don’t get much support from the wicket and boundaries are short too so before the match these things come in mind,” he added.
The cash-rich league was scheduled to commence from March 29 but was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is being speculated that the tournament might be played in the September-October window if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup further.
Currently all International Cricket Events has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic & the series between England & West Indies in August will mark the return of International Cricket.