Afghanistan’s bright prospect Rashid Khan is one of the sought-after players in T20 cricket. He is indeed a perfect T20 material and is involved in various domestic competitions all across the world. He is known for the knack of impressive bowling skills.
More importantly, he knows how to deceive the batsmen with superb deliveries. Apart from his bowling prowess, he is a handy with the bat too. How often have we seen Rashid Khan hitting sixes and fours in the fag end of the overs to help the team add value to the scorecard?
This is why he is recognised as one of the best prospects in world cricket. Rashid played an important role during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League at the United Arab Emirates. The 22-year-old Afghan played 16 games and accounted for 20 dismissals to his name.
He registered his best bowling figures of 3/7 in his quota of 4 overs against the two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, which is his career-best bowling figures in his IPL career. He also maintained the best ever bowling average of 17.20 in the 13th edition.
Above all, he took his bowling to the next level and kept the opposition batsmen in check more often than not. He also maintained an impressive economy rate of 5.37 which is his best economy rate in IPL.
Rashid Khan shows his dancing moves
The Afghan cricketer is known for his unique celebration especially after taking a wicket. He also made the headlines when he performed finger-spinner celebration after picking up a wicket during the IPL
This time around, the 22-year-old pulled off amazing dance moves after clinching the Ultimate Kricket Challenge. Rashid Khan couldn’t be happier after winning the maiden season of UKC. The Afghan international lifted the coveted trophy.
The brand new tournament featured star players like Yuvraj Singh, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen. Rashid faced West Indies all-rounder Russell in the intriguing final of the 16-match tournament.
After clinching the unique competition, Rashid was seen pulling off stunning dance moves with UKC trophy. He was also companied by other veteran cricketers like Gayle, Russell and Pietersen.
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Prize money for UKC season 2
After the conclusion of the final, UKC chairman identified as Ravi Thakran announced that the second season would have colossal money of 1 million dollars.“UKC is a revolutionary format where players will go one on one against the best in the world.
We have received great feedback from the players and viewers alike. The format allows an action-packed contest without any rain delays, affected by pitch conditions, and has a shorter snappier format,” the veteran off-spinner was quoted as saying by MovieTalkies.
“UKC is about growing the sport of cricket and given the short length of the tournament; we can host multiple tournaments without disturbing the current cricketing calendar. Season 2 will have more than six superstars vying to be declared the real champ in a one-on-one format as well as USD 1 million as the winner’s cheque,” he added in a statement.