ICC T20I Cricketer of the Decade: The Afghan spinner is truly overwhelmed to get the most prestigious decade award. Rashid Khan on winning the award says, it is an honor to get such awards.
Winning the ICC T20I Cricketer of the Decade award is a special feat for a cricketer from an emerging country like Afghanistan.
The 22-years old leg spinner who has been phenomenal in the past decade has picked 89 scalps at an impressive average of 12.62. In the past ten years, Khan has picked three Four wickets haul as well as two five-fors to make his stance more solid.
I am truly speechless: Rashid Khan
“I am truly speechless right now for ICC T20I Cricketer of the year award. For someone from an emerging country like Afghanistan to get this award, it is a special moment for me, for my country, and for my fans,” Rashid Khan said in a video through ICC’s Twitter page.
Khan told his fans that he will focus on his batting skills too to score some runs there also.
“I have been associated with International cricket for five years and my target is to play for 10 more years for my country and keep doing well. I have been doing well in the bowling department and in coming years I will be focussing on contributing with the bat also,” he added.
Talking about some memorable performances, he said, “I have so many memories in T20 cricket. I had 5 for 6 against Ireland, including four wickets in four balls. That was a memorable performance.
“I can not forget my performance in the 2016 ICC T20I World Cup where I emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker. The win against eventual champions West Indies was also a memorable one. I took two wickets in that match and the wicket of Marlon Samuels was my best in that World Cup.”
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