After having two poor outings in the last two Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) games, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wrist-spinner Rashid Khan was under pressure to bounce back. Having being decisively expensive against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and then the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rashid has answered his critics in grand fashion by bowling a magnificent match-winning spell against the Mumbai Indians last night.
Questions had been raised that the teams have to plan to terms with the bowler's mystery and have countered his fastish leg-spin and googly by lining him up on one part of the ground, playing with the spin. Rashid though won the man of the match with a performance of 4-1-11-2 and gave Sunrisers Hyderabad a very crucial win.
Talking about his comeback performance after the game. Rashid was quoted saying, “Till you don’t get hit, you don’t learn. It happens, it’s a part of the game, I’m learning lot of things from it after giving 55 and 48 runs in the last two games,”
“It wasn’t expected from me but for my future, it was good for me because I learnt from that, What I should have done that time, that’s what coaches told me…everyone, especially Muttiah Murali sir, Tom Moody and VVS Laxman. We had a good chat before this game and the only thing was to be positive. Some bad days happen in a player’s career and you learn from that, try not to repeat from that. That’s what I was doing today, got the basics right and you can see the result.”
Rashid further added, “Compared to the last two games, I bowled a little bit fuller in the last two games which didn’t help me and I was punished. The only thing today was to bowl in a good-length area as much as possible and that’s what helped me to bowl with good figures. The only thing was line and length, that’s what I have worked on and it’s a positive.”