The ongoing edition of the BBL has certainly lived up to the expectations except for the bizarre umpiring calls. On the positive side, players from the respective franchises are giving absolutely everything to add value to the scorecard.
Thanks to the players for leading by example in Australia’s franchise cricket. Case in point, Afghanistan prospect Rashid Khan surely knows how to make an impression on the field. He knows how to deceive the batsmen by bowling tricky deliveries.
At the same time, he is a good hitter of the ball as well. Time and again, he has helped the team score runs in the fag end of the overs. He is the most sought-after cricketers in the present-era.
In fact, he is a perfect T20 material and has lived up to his reputation in all T20 tournaments he has played for. He is currently ranked the No.1 T20I bowler in the world.
The Afghan made the headlines recently when he received the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award. Wishes continued pouring in on the 22-year-old for bagging an honor.
Rashid Khan pulls off helicopter shot in BBL
The youngster hogged the limelight once again by pulling off a sensational helicopter shot in the BBL match against Perth Scorchers. Plying his trade for Adelaide Strikers, Rashid chipped in with a match-winning performance.
However, the highlight of the match was when he reminded us of MS Dhoni during his batting. The Afghan player pulled off MS Dhoni’s trademark helicopter shot off Andrew Tye’s bowling.
During the 19th over of the game, Tye was brought into the bowling attack to keep the opposition batsmen in check. As it turned out, Tye delivered a full delivery outside the off-stump.
The 22-year-old sensation who remained deep at the crease whacked the ball for a maximum. The video of Rashid’s sensational six is doing the rounds on social media platforms.
Rashid Khan – Man of the Match
The Afghanistan international was adjudged the man of the match for his all-round performance. He scored an impressive 29 off just 13 balls with the help of 1 four and 3 maximums. He maintained a strike-rate of 223.08 and was eventually dismissed by Andrew Tye. Rashid Khan showcased his mettle with the ball as he picked up 2 wickets to his name.
Earlier, Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to bowl first. Adelaide Strikers posted 165/8 in their quota of 20 overs. Philip Salt was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 51 off 31 with 4 fours and as many sixes.
Jhye Richardson took 3 wickets while Andrew Tye and Mitchell Marsh took 2 wickets each for Scorchers. In reply, Perth Scorchers were bowled out for 94. Worrall, Siddle, Rashid, Agar, and Briggs took 2 wickets each. Adelaide Strikers won the game by 71 runs.