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Rashid Khan plays cricket with brothers in Afghanistan - Watch video

Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan spinner who performed brilliantly in the Indian Premier League, shared a video of the place where he learned to play cricket on Twitter.

cricket Updated: Jun 22, 2018 12:25 IST
Ankit Kumar Singh
Ankit Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Rashid Khan has been a revelation for Afghanistan in limited overs cricket in the past one year.(AFP)

In a very short span of time, Rashid Khan has made a name for himself in international cricket. With his ability to turn the ball both ways without any visible change in action, the Afghanistan leg spinner has managed to trouble some of the best batsmen from around the world in limited-overs cricket. Sachin Tendulkar even went on to call him the world’s best spinner in T20.

Rashid, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has now given world a glimpse of the place where his journey in cricket began back home. In a video posted on Twitter, the 19-year-old has shown the place where he learned to play cricket along with his brothers. The video features him bowling a spinning delivery to one of his brothers while his brother is also seen turning the ball like him.

“This is how from where I start my ckt playing with brothers at home big bro @amirkhan6362 has some skills to turn the ball #familylegspinners,” he wrote on Twitter.

Rashid was part of Afghanistan’s historic debut Test against India in Bengaluru. Though the leggie failed to make much of an impression returning figures of 2/154 during his team’s an innings and 262-run defeat, it was an unforgettable moment for him and other players from the war-torn nation playing in white clothes.

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Rashid will be next seen in action during Afghanistan’s tour of the United Kingdom where they will play three T20Is and three ODIs against Ireland. The first T20 will be played on August 22.

In his international career, the wily Afghan spinner has so far taken 100 wickets in 44 ODIs besides claiming 57 scalps from 33 T20s. He is the fastest to reach 100 ODI wickets breaking Australia pacer Mitchell Starc’s record.

First Published: Jun 22, 2018 12:25 IST