IPL 2018: Rashid Khan is world's best spinner in T20 cricket, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Friday, heaped praise on Afghanistan tweaker Rashid Khan, describing him as the best spinner in the Twenty20 format.

FP Sports, May 25, 2018 23:02:00 IST

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Friday, heaped praise on Afghanistan tweaker Rashid Khan, describing him as the best spinner in the Twenty20 format.

File picture of Rashid Khan. AFP

File picture of Rashid Khan. AFP

The 19-year-old took 20 wickets in 16 matches, including a three for 19 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second IPL qualifier at Kolkata on Friday. He also blasted a 10-ball 34 in the final overs to help Sunrisers Hyderabad post 174-7 at the Eden Gardens.

"Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn't hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he's got some batting skills as well. Great guy," Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.

With SRH needing quick runs at the death, Rashid hammered four sixes and two fours after arriving at the crease at 134/6 in the 18th over and propelling his team to 174/7.

Rashid was a live wire on the field, taking three wickets, three catches and was involved on affecting a run out as well. Rashid cleaned up Robin Uthappa (2) at first, then trapped a set Chris Lynn (48) LBW and had the dangerous Andre Russell caught at first slip. All in all, he had a dream match which helped his team enter the final of the Indian Premier League.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 25, 2018 23:02:00 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254