Tendulkar hails Rashid Khan as the best T20 spinner, Warne affirms
There are several Man of the Match awards to be had and numerous milestones to be achieved but when arguably the greatest batsman of his era Sachin Tendulkar crowns you as the best T20 spinner, it is certainly something to rejoice for Rashid Khan.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has heralded leg spinner Rashid Khan for his champion all-round effort in the match between SRH and KKR- the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2018.
The young sensation from Afghanistan blasted 34 runs off just 10 balls. With the ball as well, the leggie broke the back of the KKR batting line-up by dismissing Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell. He ended as Man of the Match and what would have made the game more special was this tweet from Sachin Tendulkar.
Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn’t hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he’s got some batting skills as well. Great guy.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2018
If that was not enough, one of the best spinners – let alone leg spinners – to have played the game, Shane Warne too was proud of Rashid’s tendency to handle pressure and come out of it with flying colours.
As a leg spinner I love seeing all the different types of leg spinners playing in the #IPL but watching @rashidkhan_19 bowl in these big games makes me proud as he loves this stage & pressure it also gets me excited ! ??— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 25, 2018
Apart from Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar, several other experts congratulated Rashid on a stellar performance
I think, this year, Rashid Khan has joined Lasith Malinga and Sunil Narine in the pantheon of #IPL bowlers.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 25, 2018
After 10 overs, at 93/2, KKR were simply cruising along and @rashidkhan_19 just turned the game on its head with an outstanding spell, after that brilliant 10 ball 34 with the bat. Special player #KKRVSRH— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 25, 2018
I think Rashid Khan could discover a new planet in the solar system or a new element in the periodic table today— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 25, 2018
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