Rashid Khan says SRH lad can become ‘universal to India in future’

“You will become a very universal player for India in the future who will have many games to his side. You have a lot of ability. If you work hard, you will have the success, “said Rashid in a video posted on the official IPL website.

PUBLIC ON April 22, 2021 01:26 PM IST

The Sunrisers Hyderabad finally got their first victory in the Indian Premier League 2021 as they defeated Punjab Kings by nine wickets at Chidambaram MA Stadium on Wednesday. It was an incredible display overall by the side led by David Warner as they defeated their opponents in all sections of the game.

SRH bowled PBKS for just 120 runs and then chased the target in 18.4 overs. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed and spinner Abhishek Sharma were PBKS ‘main annoyers as they picked up two and three wickets respectively.

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Abhishek Sharma impressed SRH star spinner Rashid Khan as he said the youngster can ‘become the right rounder for India in the future.’

“You will become a very accurate all-rounder for India in the future who will have a lot of games to his side. You have a lot of ability. If you work hard, you will get the success, ā€¯Rashid told Abhishek Sharma in a video posted on the official IPL website.

Talking about his own performance, Abhishek told Rashid: “I practiced my bowling a lot. Suddenly, when we were at our pre-match point against the Punjab Kings, skipper David Warner told me you were going to bowl the first over. I didn’t hear it so it was confirmed again. I asked you a lot about this role, I was also confident of getting the job done for our team. “

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“During the lockout process, we were at home. My dad is my childhood coach, he was a left arm spinner so I learned a lot from him during the lockout process. The variation as a slider, I learned that. I had the confidence to act in it the game. I think I can bowl this ball at any stage of the game, “he added.

In the game against the Punjab Kings, Abhishek returned with figures of 2-24 from his four overs. This victory was Hyderabad’s first in the IPL’s ongoing season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will challenge the Delhi Capitals on Sunday at the Chidambaram MA Stadium in Chennai.

(with ANI inputs)

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