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Believing in own skills working for me: Rashid Khan after match-winning show vs RR

first_img Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 10:33 IST Rashid Khan believes in staying positive and backing his own skills (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan had figures of 1 for 24 from 4 overs in the first inningsRashid also smashed 15 off 8 balls for SRH and finished the match with a sixhe was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all-rounder show in HyderabadIt looked like the match was going down to the wire before Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Rashid Khan hit a four and a six off the last two balls off the 19th over from Jofra Archer to finish the game against Rajasthan Royals on Friday.Known as a bowler who can bat, the Afghanistan bowler showed great temperament in the pressure-cooker situation to take his team home.Speaking after the game, Man of the Match Rashid said that the coaching staff give him a lot of confidence and that has helped him improve his batting. He also added that he looks to remain positive and back his own skills.”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,” he smiled.But before his heroics with the bat came another brilliant display with the ball as he dismissed the dangerous Jos Buttler at the top of the Royals innings. Rashid said that having dismissed the dangerous batsman a few times earlier also gave him the slight edge.”The plan was to bowl in the good length area to Buttler, I have got him out a few times, so that’s why I came in early. I was mixing my variations. Didn’t want to give room to batsmen because the ball wasn’t turning much,” he said.advertisementAsked about the secret behind his consistent show even in a format like T20 cricket, Rashid said: “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.”Also Read | You destroyed my day David: Sanju Samson tells Warner after SRH thrash RRAlso Read | SRH vs RR, IPL 2019: David Warner’s 69 helps Hyderabad gun down 199Also Read | IPL 2019: Pizza delivery guy halts play between SRH and RR in HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow IPL 2019Follow SRH vs RRFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Rajasthan Royals Believing in own skills working for me: Rashid Khan after match-winning show vs RRRashid Khan picked up a wicket and scored 15 crucial runs as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals to register their first win of IPL 2019 season.advertisementlast_img