Rashid Khan spun Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 15-run victory over Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Khan, who was adjudged man of the match, finished with figures of 3/14 in his stipulated four overs. Talking at the post-match presentation, Khan remembered his mother, who was his biggest fan. She died three months ago. 

“Tough one and a half years for me, first my dad expired and then my mom three-fours months ago. And it took a bit of time for me to come back. My mom was my biggest fan, especially in the IPL and when I was the MoM, she would always talk to me through the night,” Khan said.

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Khan made it difficult for the opposition to score runs, which in turn, gave him wickets.

“I don’t put pressure on myself that I have to create an impact. I just keep myself calm and composed and focus on what I can do. I just go out there and do the basics right and enjoy the game. I bowled quicker today, when I started and bowled my first ball, I realized it,” he said.

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“You need two-three balls to know what the right pace is. In these conditions, you need to bowl back of a length to the batsmen. Warner always backs me and tells me that you know what’s best for the team. Only when things aren’t going my way I go and ask the captain what to do. That’s what we discuss on the field,” he further added.

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As far as the match is concerned, Sunrisers Hyderabad, with this win, are placed sixth in the points table, while Delhi Capitals, who were a two-match winning streak, are placed second.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jonny Bairstow (53) scored the highest and for Delhi Capitals, Shikhar Dhawan (34) was the top scorer.