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IPL 2019 | Rashid Promises More of 'Fan Favourite' Helicopter Shot

"I love my bowling, but I like to play the helicopter shot a lot"

Cricketnext Staff |April 6, 2019, 11:50 AM IST
IPL 2019 | Rashid Promises More of 'Fan Favourite' Helicopter Shot

Sunrisers Hyderabad moved to the top of the IPL table after coasting to a win against the Delhi Capitals in New Delhi with Jonny Bairstow scoring a brisk half-century. But before that, it was the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi that put the brakes on the opposition.

In their eight overs, Nabi and Rashid combined to take the three important wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and captain Shreyas Iyer conceding only 39 runs.

In a video posted by IPLT20.com, Nabi asks Rashid what he prefers more – batting or bowling.

“I love my bowling, but I like to play the helicopter shot a lot," responded Rashid. "The fans, they like it a lot too and want to see it in every game.

“I’ve been working hard on that and so far it has worked out well and I will try to play the shot whenever I can.”

But keeping the light hearted banter aside, Rashid also said that he would do his best to contribute to the team’s cause as per the situation, whether it be with the bat or the ball.

The leg-spinner has not had the chance to have a go with the bat, but has taken three wickets in the four games so far.

Rashid pointed out that staying fit was one of the reasons behind him enjoying his game.

“The reason I am so energetic is my fitness and it helps enjoy the game game – batting, bowling or fielding," he said.

“You have to play consecutive games very quickly and you are travelling regularly also. So by staying fit it helps perform better during the games.”

The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s next game will be again three-time champions Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Saturday (April 6).

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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