Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is rated as one of the best in the business in the franchise and international cricket. He has established himself as one of the top bowlers across the globe. Meanwhile, he has shown a glimpse of his batting talent while playing for different teams in various leagues. In the final affair of the ODI series against Ireland, Rashid Khan smashed 48 runs with the bat and grabbed 4 wickets giving away only 29 runs. This helped Afghanistan in winning the series by 3-0. Now, he has revealed his wish to become an established all-rounder in the international arena.
Rashid Khan is one of the dangerous spinners of modern-day cricket. And, he is not an easy spinner to hit for a six or a boundary. This is the reason he is one of the most demanded bowlers in franchise cricket. Overall, he has grabbed 252 international wickets.
Rashid Khan Wants To Be A Proper All-Rounder
During the post-match conference, Rashid Khan said that he always tries to give his best for his team. The leg-spinner added that now he looks down to himself as a proper all-rounder, who can well contribute with the bat and ball.
As per him, it doesn’t matter if he comes out to bat at number eight or nine. He needs to back his talent and skills to improve as an all-rounder.
”When the team needs me I have to deliver. In the end when we need 40 or 50 runs then you have to stand up and deliver for the team. Yes I am considering myself as a proper all-rounder and whenever I get an opportunity, doesn’t matter if I come at number eight or number nine, I just need to have that mentality that I have got skills and talents and I have to just go and express that,” Rashid Khan said.
”I don’t think I have to change my mindset because mostly I am bowling at the end of the innings when teams and the players are going after the bowlers and they want to score runs,” he added.