Sunrisers Hyderabad’s lead spinner Rashid Khan stunned all the cricket fans after he smashed 34 off just 10 balls during Indian Premier League 2018 Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on May 25.
Rashid, who came to bat at Number 8 after the wicket of Yusuf Pathan, smashed KKR bowlers all around the park. During his stay at the middle, the Afghanistan bowler smashed four sixes and two fours.
Before Rashid came into bat, SRH were struggling at 138/7. Rashid then turned the things around and helped his team post a competitive 174 total on the scoreboard.
Rashid Khan improviseshttps://t.co/OvJbYj7747
— Faizal Khan (@faizalkhanm9) 25 May 2018
Following Rashid’s this knock, Twitterati hailed him and called him as a ‘legend’.
Here are some of the reactions:
RASHID KHAN ABSOLUTE LEGEND #SRHvKKR
— #Zlattack_ (@AntiqueZlatan_) 25 May 2018
Rashid Khan is a super hero #srhvskkr
— Shayan Nabi Banday (@ShayanNabi) 25 May 2018
KKR Prepared For Brathwaite Buy Rashid Khan Came Out Of Syllabus ____ #KKRvSRH
— King Vizag (@IamLucky509) 25 May 2018
— Bharath Alvar (@BharathAlvar) 25 May 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) 25 May 2018
— Sathyanarayan R (@rsathya92) 25 May 2018
This will be a fabulous game..Rashid Khan playing a knock to remember, giving himself some runs to play with. Fantastic cricketer! #KKRvSRH
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) 25 May 2018
— Circle of Sports (@CircleofSports1) 25 May 2018
Earlier, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and he invited SRH to bat first.
Sunrisers, who lost to Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1, ringed in three changes with Deepak Hooda, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Khaleel Ahmed coming in place of Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami and Sandeep Sharma.
KKR made one change, leaving out Javon Searles and bringing back young pacer Shivam Mavi. KKR beat Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator to make it to Qualifier 2.
The winner of this game will face Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 Finals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 27.