Rashid Khan is one of the most successful T20 players in the world of cricket. He often plays around the world when it comes to franchise-based T20 leagues. The leg-spinner has also been highly successful in the cash-rich Indian Premiere League (IPL). He has taken 40 wickets in 33 games at an average of 21.65 with an economy of 6.66.

The Afghanistan spinner disclosed the secret behind his success in the shortest format of the game. “I have five different leg-spin variations with different actions. I just back myself with my variations and pitch it in the good length area,” said Rashid.

Rashid Khan’s batting has also started coming good of late. Yesterday, he batted brilliantly and scored 15 off 8 deliveries to finish off the game for Hyderabad against Rajasthan at Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium.

“I am working on my batting. I need to bat well when my team needs me. My coaches — (Tom) Moody, Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and (V.V.S.) Laxman — have always backed me and given me lot of confidence saying you can hit anywhere, just a case of backing yourself. That’s what I did.

“I think I just try my best to be positive in each game and I am working hard and believing in my own skills, so that’s what is working for me,” said the leggie.

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