IPL 2018: “He is wonderful to watch," says Rashid Khan on Mayank Markande

Rashid is impressed with what he saw of young Mayank Markande.

Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan and Sunrisers Hyderabad wrist spinner, has showered praise on the young Mayank Markande after watching him bowl closely versus his team, in last night's game against Mumbai Indians. 

Mayank was outstanding again as he followed his exceptional spell versus CSK in the first game with a memorable performance of 4-0-23-4 versus SRH. The wrist-spinner has stood out with his control over the googly and assessing the batsmen's move. This is exactly what Rashid has mastered and Mayank then was bound to impress him. 

Rashid talked about Mayank after the game versus Mumbai to the media. He said, “He is wonderful to watch. I watched him in the first game; he bowled really well in Mumbai,” 

“Today, the way he bowled was amazing, really impressed by him. Leg-spinners are like that, once they get their line and length right — that is what he did — you can bowl against any batsman in any condition. I think the way he bowled was really impressive. It was a hard condition when you are defending a low total, then it is difficult for you to take wickets and not give them runs. But he did really well,”

Rashid also shed light on the closeness of the contest in the run chase for his team, despite them being in a dominating position of 62-1 in quest of 148. He said, “That happens, T20 is all about like this. Sometimes you will go well and suddenly everything will change. It was a good experience for us, (we) learned a lot of things… especially for the batsmen (in the sense) that until the last run (is scored) the match is not finished. Everyone should take the responsibility and play until the end,”

“We should have finished it as we did in the last match. We should have finished it like that. But as I said before it is not (possible) that everyday (we would have) the same performance as yesterday (against Rajasthan Royals). But we will learn from it, we will learn from the mistakes and hopefully, we will not repeat them in the future.” 


By Kashish Chadha - 13 Apr, 2018

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