Gujarat Titans’ Rashid Khan showcased his all-round abilities in a losing cause against Mumbai Indians in their IPL 2023 match on Friday. Rashid (4/30) was the pick of the bowlers for GT, and also smashed a counter-attacking half-century. However, Rashid slammed 79* in just 32 balls, consisting of three fours and 10 sixes. He put on an 88-run stand for the ninth wicket with Alzarri Joseph (7*) to take GT to 191/8 in their 20 overs. MI won the match by 27 runs.
Veteran cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle was in awe of Rashid’s all-round show as he took to Twitter and showered a lot of praise on the Afghan all-rounder.
“Soon, there will be nothing that Rashid Khan cannot do….” Bhogle tweeted.
Soon, there will be nothing that Rashid Khan cannot do…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 12, 2023
Rashid’s knock consisted of three fours and 10 towering sixes.
These 10 sixes hit by Rashid Khan are the second-most by a player during a run-chase in IPL history.
The most sixes by a player during a run chase in IPL history were hit by MI’s Sanath Jayasuriya, He smashed a whooping 11 sixes during a run chase against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during IPL 2008.
Rashid, with 10 sixes, also has the highest number of sixes by a GT player in a single innings.
This record was previously held by Shubman Gillwho had just hit seven sixes in his 94* run knock against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) recently. david miller also hit six sixes against CSK during IPL 2022.
Rashid’s 10 maximums are also the joint-ninth highest sixes in a single inning by a batsman in T20 cricket.
The highest amount of sixes in a single T20 inning by a batsman is held by Chris Gaylewho smashed 18 sixes in his knock of 146* for Rangpur Riders against Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
(With ANI inputs)
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