Looks like Rashid Khan has impressed the world with his all-around performance against Kolkata Knight Riders last night at Eden Gardens. It was because of him that Sunrisers Hyderabad won the qualifier 2  against KKR at the IPL 2018. Following his performance, Sachin Tendulkar complimented the Afghani youngster and showered words of praises for him.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”

VVS Laxman wrote, “Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Big game, and @rashidkhan_19 was simply outstanding with both bat and ball. Has been a wonderful journey for us on our way to the finals and I wish the boys give it their everything and enjoy the finals. #KKRVSRH.”

Irfan Pathan too showered praises on the Afghani cricketer.  He wrote,. “Pathhar se pani nikal nahi sakte Lekin @rashidkhan_19 aaj Wo bhi kar dete. Batting bowling fielding. Mind blowing effort #KKRvsSRH   Goodluck to two best teams of this ipl2018 for the finals #CSKvSRH.”

Rashid Khan stole the show with the stupendous 38 off 10 balls, 3 wickets and two catches. He claimed wickets of Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell that put the hosts in deep trouble and broke their spine. SRH won the game by 15 runs and now, the Orange Army will take on the Chennai Super Kings on May 27, 2018 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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