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“He’s the only one I thought will be hard to bowl at”: Rashid Khan’s comes up with a massive praise for the India youngster Shubman Gill

Rashid Khan Shubman Gill
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Gujarat Titans leg-spinner Rashid Khan has praised his teammate Shubman Gill revealing that the youngster is the only batter against whom he feels the pressure while bowling. The leg-spinner from Afghanistan is one of the toughest customers to deal with in the white-ball cricket. In the last few years, he has established himself as the best T20 spinner on the planet.

In 92 IPL matches, Rashid Khan has maintained a superb economy rate of 6.38. His numbers are not so different in the international arena, the right-handed bowler enjoys an economy rate of 6.35 in his international career. These numbers are no less than amazing considering the amount of T20 cricket Rashid Khan plays in the various T20 leagues across the globe.

Such is the reputation of Khan-Saab, all the top batters across the planet look to negotiate his bowling safely by playing his overs out instead of taking risks and attacking him. Now, after playing over 300 T20 games all over the globe representing different teams, is there a batter who intimidates Rashid Khan? Yes! there is one.

Rashid Khan reveals Shubman Gill as the only batter against who he thought it will be tough to bowl

After defeating Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the IPL 2022 final to clinch the coveted IPL trophy, the Gujarat Titans leggie praised his teammate Shubman Gill.

“So proud to be here with him. With someone like him, it gives you lots of energy in the game. The way he played throughout the tournament was unbelievable so pleased to have him on our side. He’s the only one I was thinking will be hard for me to bowl to but luckily I have him on my side,” said Rashid Khan on Star Sports in a post-match conversation.

Shubman Gill played a wonderful knock in the final and stayed unbeaten for 45 runs to ensure a victory for his side. Meanwhile, Rashid also praised his fellow bowlers after the victory for restricting Rajasthan Royals to a mediocre score.


“We adjusted quickly with the wicket. We know it’s a kind of wicket where chasing 150-plus was going to be hard. Middle overs were very important. We bowled really well as a unit,” Rashid Khan concluded.

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