Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a nail-biter by 4 runs. It was yet another last-over finish in IPL 2018, and we have seen quite a few of them, haven’t we? But despite SRH ending up on the losing side, young Rashid Khan became a star, not with the ball (as was expected) but with the bat. He scored an unbeaten 4-ball 17. While he was on the crease, he gave a realistic hope of a win to the Orange Army. Though it did not turn out to be so, Rashid Khan certainly managed to win a lot of hearts.
His innings comprised of 2 sixes and a four. SRH needed 19 off the last over. Rashid kept them in the game till the very end by hitting a four and a six. With SRH needing 6 off the last ball, Khan could not deliver off Dwayne Bravo’s yorker. But Twitter, since, has gone into a tizzy. The social sphere seems to have been impressed and here is what they reckon:
Well played Kane Williamson & Yusuf Pathan __ Rashid Khan… kept it alive until the last ball! Good attempt after conceding 2 consecutive 6s and later smashing 2 Consecutive 6s. In anybodys game they tried their best but @ChennaiIPL come away the winners today_#SRH #SRHVCSK pic.twitter.com/wtwl5gImZ9
— Eisha Acton (@EishaMeganActon) April 22, 2018
— Comedy Tonic Telugu (@ComedyTonic) April 22, 2018
When @rashidkhan_19 brought the two most experienced players on the field together for a serious discussion. Massive moment for the 19yo cricketer from Afghanistan! Beautifully played, mate!@msdhoni @DJBravo47 #CSKvsSRH #IPL2018 #SRH pic.twitter.com/O9kc6xXfYe
— Akshit Kumar (@xAkshitx) April 22, 2018
@SunRisers try Rashid Khan as opener, he is better than Saha, he can hit some fours and sixes instead of wasting balls like useless Manish Pandey and Saha
— pardhu (@pardhu1304) April 22, 2018
@SunrisersHydSRH I think Rashid khan should open the innings. Sunil Naraine proved it for KKR.
— Kiran Penchala (@kiran_welkin) April 22, 2018
Rashid Khan …___ pic.twitter.com/49MEgs96Hh
— kavi__ (@Imkavi24) April 22, 2018
Here is one of his sixes, sit back and enjoy.
— Babu Khan (@BabuKha11499881) April 22, 2018
— nilesh limaye (@Nilya_Limaye) April 22, 2018
Dheivame Saha __
Rashid khan ___ pic.twitter.com/sETVNsFwqZ
— TrollCricketTamilVersion2.O (@TCTV20) April 22, 2018
Did someone miss this? Heart-wrenching!
— Sunny Kesh (@Sunnykesh) April 22, 2018
Khan has already shown his prowess with the bat and we are certain he will get many more chances to bat higher up in the order.