NEW DELHI: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was amazed by the performance of Rashid Khan after he played the key role in winning the second qualifier for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday.
Sachin termed Rashid as the ‘best spinner in the world’ in the T20 format.
Sachin took to twitter and hailed Rashid’s efforts. He wrote, “Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn’t hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he’s got some batting skills as well. Great guy.”
Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn’t hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he’s got some batting skills as well. Great guy.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2018
The 19-year-old Afghanistan star turned out to be the saviour for the SRH when they struggled while batting. He single-handedly ended SRH’s four-match losing streak, scoring 34 from 10 balls. He also picked up three wickets in his designated four overs.
He take the 2016 champions SunRisers Hyderabad to the final of IPL 2018 where they will face MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Other international cricketers too celebrated his performance. Here are some:
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Big game, and @rashidkhan_19 was simply outstanding with both bat and ball. Has been a wonderful journey for us on our way to the finals and I wish the boys give it their everything and enjoy the finals. #KKRVSRH
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 25, 2018
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 25, 2018