Young Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who has hogged headlines across the world for his stunning bowling and has become a household name in the international arena in very short time, has recently caught the attention of the former Australian cricketer Dean Jones.
At the moment, Rashid is playing his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2018, and once again has been proving a vital cog for the Orange Army in the T20 tournament.
On Tuesday (17 April), Jones was lavished praise on the youngster, saying he is a big fan of Rashid and even he rates him as the best leg-spinner in the world. However, Dean has also said Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is also a brilliant bowler, but Rashid is on another level.
As per a report in PTI, Jones told reporters, “With all due respect to (Yuzvendra) Chahal, I am a big Rashid Khan fan. I have been a coach of the Afghanistan national team and I know how he is like off the ground. He can spin the ball both ways and has got four different grips for his wrong one.”
On being asked to compare Rashid with Chahal, Jones said India’s leg-spinner is getting better and better day by day, but the 19-year-old spin sensation is an absolute superstar.
Jones signed off by saying, “He has got one in the front of his hand and has two different grips for his leg break but even then have you ever seen him going for more than 30? The guy is an absolute super star. All due respect to Chahal who is getting better and better, but this guy is on another level when compared to Chahal, Rashid Khan is the best leg spinner in the world for me.”