Big Bash League: Rashid Khan’s remarkable career ending
Khan ensured a 71-run victory for Adelaide Strikers over Brisbane Heat, earning a career-best 6-17 record on Wednesday. The odds on the Strikers were 33/1 to win BBL11 until the Afghan leg-spinner showed a top-level performance.
The player made a perfect gift to his team before joining Afghan national team on the international level, almost single-handedly beating the Heat for 90 runs. The landmark win lifted the team from the bottom of the standing table to fifth place. For now, the Adelaide Strikers must play four more matches to reach the final.
“This game, this momentum will give us so much energy for the rest of the games. As a team, we had a very tough season this year, that’s the kind of click as a team you need at this stage, and once you on, you’re just on and on”, said the 23-year old spinner.
However, Khan is sure that the team will keep the spirit of victory alive to benefit from the confidence in the upcoming matches. “It’s good to finish up well, and I wish all the very best for the rest of the guys, they do well, and they go to the finals,” he added.
“As soon as I saw the wicket and bowled a few balls, I was like, this wicket is good, as long as I’m pitching it in the right area, I can make the batsman in trouble and give me a few wickets. That’s what happened,” commented the sportsman on his success.