Gujarat Titans’ (GT) vice-captain Rashid Khan was elated after he guided his team to a 5-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 40th match of the ongoing IPL 2022 on Wednesday (April 27).
With 22 runs left in the last over, Rahul Tewatia smashed the first ball of Marco Jansen for a six, which was followed by a single, and later Rashid smashed three sixes to clinch the thrilling match for Gujarat Titans (GT) as they chased down 196 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Wankhede Stadium.
Rashid Khan said in a post-match presentation: “Feels good, to go there and have that self-belief and keep my shape stronger and hit it. Happy to deliver against them (SRH), just trying to play my game and have that belief in my batting which I'm working from the last two years. When it was 22 left. I just told Tewatia that we have given 25 in the last over with one of our best bowlers bowling and I told him that we needed to have that belief and not panic, anything is possible. Just stay there, keep your shape, and hit it strong and that was the plan (with Tewatia).”
Meanwhile, the leg-spinner conceded 45 runs in his four overs without getting a single wicket against the SRH.
Speaking about his bowling performance, Rashid said: “I have bowled 4-5 bad deliveries which have been punished and that is something I had in my mind, you can't miss your line and length on a wicket like this. It was a good wicket to bat on, but still, we did well to restrict them to 196. As I said, I haven't bowled as well as I would have liked, this is good for my learning, and will try my best not to repeat it in the next games. It has been very calm and cool since day one and it's a great team to be part of and everyone knows the responsibility and respects each other which is a very good thing.”
He signed off by saying, “We have been given very positive energy from the captain on and off the field and especially our head coach Ashish Bhai has kept the team in a beautiful environment. We are enjoying each other's company and trying to give our hundred percent. So happy to win and these two points really help the team in the end and lucky to be on the right side.”
(With ANI Inputs)