Rashid Khan is easily one of the finest leg spinners playing the game of cricket right now. Belonging to a nation which was totally unknown to cricket fans just a few years ago, it was the arrival of a talented batch of cricketers and their indomitable passion that led to the rise of the team. Now, Afghanistan finds themself on the elite list of Test playing nations.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad player was seen copying teammate Steve Smith’s batting stance and shots in a video that was uploaded on the official Instagram handle of the Indian Premier League franchise. “”@rashid.khan19 doing his best @steve_smith49 impression on the Aussie’s birthday today! Have a good one, Steve”,” the caption of the video stated.
While Rashid is easily one of the finest leg spinners currently playing the game, and excels at limited over cricket, Steve Smith is an exceptionally talented batsman, one of the finest of the time, matched only by Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Smith especially excels at the calm, collected Test Cricket.
Smith and Rashid were supposed to represent the Hyderabad-bases franchise in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League in March 2020. Because of the Covid-19 scare, the tournament was rescheduled to start at April 15th. By then, the nationwide lockdown was enforced and the tournament had to be suspended.
IPL 2020 still has a chance to be held, as Cricket Australia and ICC are unsure about hosting ICC T20 Cricket World Cup at the October-November time period. If the World Cup gets postponed, it opens up a probable point for IPL 2020 to be held. If it indeed takes place, we shall be able to see the brilliance of Rashid Khan and Steve Smith on the field again.
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