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.
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.
“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.
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.