Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

It got here as a shock for a lot of when Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) let go of Rashid Khan – one of many best spinners of the IPL. Forward of the IPL mega public sale, the spin wizard was signed by Gujarat Titans (GT), the brand new entrants within the league, and was named skipper Hardik Pandya’s deputy thereon.

Not too long ago, within the 21st match of the event, SRH and GT locked horns with one another and Rashid was seen indulging in enjoyable periods together with his outdated crew members and employees. SRH’s spin-bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan, in the course of the sport, opened up in regards to the motive behind not retaining the marquee leg-spinner.

Whereas talking in the course of the match on Monday, on the DY Patil Stadium, he stated: “We didn’t wish to eliminate Rashid Khan. We couldn’t afford him.” GT signed Rashid for an astounding payment of INR 15 crore, which was the identical worth as Hardik Pandya, in IPL 2022.

Rashid was the second-highest wicket-taker for SRH earlier than he parted methods. Throughout his tenure with SRH, he performed 76 video games and claimed 93 wickets. He’s in positive type with the ball and has picked up six wickets in 4 matches for the brand new entrants to this point this season.

SRH handed GT their first defeat of the season

Within the match, SRH defeated GT by eight wickets as they chased the goal down with 5 balls to spare. SRH’s begin to the season was not nice as they misplaced the primary two video games of the season. However they managed to come back again by defeating CSK and GT to say back-to-back wins and stand up within the factors desk.

Of their current encounter, SRH’s top-order gamers Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma and Nicholas Pooran put up an awesome present towards GT. Sharma fell wanting simply eight runs to convey up his half-century and was dismissed by Rashid who gave his crew the primary breakthrough. Skipper Williamson’s good type and composed knock of 57(46), adopted by a structured innings by Pooran, led the crew in the direction of a victory. SRH will face off towards the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, April 15.

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