Rashid Khan volition spearhead Sunrisers Hyderabad spin-bowling section but the Afghanistan leg-spinner has worked hard connected his batting skills and is assured of delivering with the bat for his squad erstwhile the request arises.
Rashid Khan, speaking exclusively to India Today Sports Consulting Editor Boria Majumdar connected Sports Today, said that helium is improving connected his batting skills and successful the future, helium desires to beryllium a due all-rounder.
Rashid who started his vocation arsenic a batsman aboriginal worked connected his bowling to go 1 of the apical spinners successful the white-ball format now. His batting gives him an added vantage successful the mediate bid and helium tin beryllium a useful batsman astatine 8 successful some the T20 and ODI format.
"I person ever believed that I tin present with the bat for my team. I person the skills and the talent. When you play astatine the little division, you get utilized to playing astatine a gait of 120-130. I was acceptable successful my archetypal 2 years erstwhile I had to look pacers of 140-plus. I was trying to beryllium idiosyncratic who delivered good successful the squad successful the batting department," Rashid Khan said.
Rashid Khan has been a match-winner for whichever squad helium has been portion of and we mightiness spot him go a bully all-rounder successful the adjacent future.
"Then, erstwhile I had that crippled against KKR successful Kolkata wherever I scored 34 disconnected 10 balls, that innings gave maine content successful my batting. It gave maine a batch of assurance and anticipation that I tin present for the team. If I travel successful to bat little down the bid and present 20-25 runs for the team, it volition assistance the squad and alteration the momentum," Rashid added.
"I got assurance from the coaching staff, the captain, and the players arsenic well. They person been telling maine I americium susceptible of hitting those 20-25 runs. As a player, erstwhile you get the confidence, it truly helps. I person been moving hard connected my batting skills. Still a batch of enactment to beryllium done but that is thing that gives maine a batch of restitution to travel successful and deed 20-25 runs.
"Last year, successful the UAE, I got immoderate opportunities to present with the bat but I was not capable to. I americium inactive disappointed astir that. This year, whenever I get the opportunity, I volition effort my champion to present for the team. I person the skills but I person to present successful the middle," Rashid further said.
SRH volition unfastened their IPL 2021 run against 2-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium successful Chennai.