Afghan all-rounder Rashid Khan will marry only when once he wins the World Cup for his national team. At this juncture, it looks highly improbable.
“Not till I win a World Cup for the team. I am not getting engaged or marrying before that,” Saj Sadiq, a Pakistani cricket journalist tweeted quoting Rashid Khan on Sunday. The statement was reportedly made during an interview of Rashid with ‘Azadi Radio’.
— Shafiq Ahmad (@shafiq_ahmad07) July 12, 2020
Rashid, who has picked up 248 international wickets in four Tests, 70 ODIs and 48 T20Is combined, had earlier said that he picked up leg-spin watching quick spinners like India’s Anil Kumble and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.
“As a child I used to watch Anil Kumble and Shahid Afridi a lot. I followed them and liked bowling quickly. If you see, even my run-up is a quick one, because I idolized them,” Rashid had said.
Rishabh Pant is the toughest batsman to bowl to – Rashid Khan
The Afghan all-rounder, who represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) believes that Indian batsman Rishabh Pant is the toughest to bowl to.
“It was a match during our U-19 days. Pant had hit three sixes in a row to one bowler of our team. He mistimed the fourth ball, but it was dropped. The bowler couldn’t just do anything but yell in Pashto, ‘now what do I do get him out?’,” recalled Rashid, who has picked up 55 wickets in 46 IPL matches.