Gujarat Titans leg-spinner Rashid Khan applauded the tremendous efforts of their pace bowlers after the 14-run win against Delhi Capitals on Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Gujarat opener Shubman Gill displayed a master-class attack against the Capitals bowlers in his sublime 46-ball 84 runs. He smashed six fours and four sixes while batting at the strike rate of 182.61 on a surface where other Gujarat Titans batters could manage to score just 80 off 74 balls as the team posted 171/6.
Our fast bowlers have done well and have taken victory: Rashid Khan
Gujarat Titans pace bowlers Lockie Ferguson (4/28) and Mohammed Shami (2/30) executed their plans very well to restrict DC at 157/9. Jaffer appreciated skipper Hardik Pandya for managing his bowlers in the second innings. Rashid, who trapped Shardul Thakur LBW in front of the wickets, credited the pace department for the team’s victory.
“Our fast bowlers have done well and have taken victory, which is the big thing. The wicket was not easy but the bowling done by Lockie and Hardik gave us a base and momentum to win the match,” Rashid Khan told Gill in a video posted on the IPL website.
It’s a different feeling when you come to a new team: Rashid Khan
Ahead of their first game of IPL 2022 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Rashid was appointed the vice-captain of Gujarat Titans this season. After playing five seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad (2017-2021), Rashid was signed by the franchise for the same amount (INR 15 crore) as that of skipper Hardik Pandya. The Afghanistan spinner said it is a different feeling for him to play in a new team.
“It’s a different feeling when you come to a new team from the one you played for five years. Now you have to show your skills in the new team too. So far thankfully, everything is going well and we should bowl well in the next matches as well,” he said.
Gujarat Titans will face Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their next game on April 8 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
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