Gujarat Titans' Rashid Khan becomes third to take 450 T20 wickets
- Rashid Khan has 450 T20 wickets in 323 matches
- He is third on the all-time charts behind Dwayne Bravo (587) and Imran Tahir (451)
- He recorded figures of 4/24 against the Lucknow Super Giants
Khan, before this match, was four scalps short of the 450-wicket T20 landmark. He dismissed Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder and Avesh Khan in his four-over quota and helped his team secure a playoff berth.
The Afghan leg-spinner was introduced in attack in the eighth over. He first got rid of Krunal Pandya with a full googly. The 23-year-old then squared up Jason Holder in the 12th before dismissing Hooda and Avesh Khan in the same over.
Khan now has 450 T20 wickets in 323 matches. He is third on the all-time charts behind Dwayne Bravo (587) and Imran Tahir (451).
He currently has 108 IPL wickets against his name in 88 games. In IPL 2022, the 23-year-old has taken 15 in 12 games at an average of 21.66 and economy rate of 6.79 rpo. Khan's best figures this season is 4/24. Only earlier this season, he became the youngest to take 100 IPL wickets.
“Those couple of games which did not go well was all about my line and length. That was something I was missing in those games. The pace I bowl and action I have, I cannot afford to lose my line and length, it was about focusing on hitting the right area. The wicket was helping today with bounce and turn, but overall it was about bowling in the right areas,” Rashid Khan said after GT’s win.
“This is a very crucial part of the competition, it is all about the process whether we win or lose, we should keep the same process. We have to get better day by day and have to keep doing good things,” he added. .