With 55 wickets in three seasons, Rashid Khan is one of the lethal bowlers operating in the IPL but the Afghanistan spinner says his focus is not on taking wickets but bowling economically.
The world’s top-ranked T20 bowler, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, said he “never thought about taking so many wickets.”
He enjoys the best bowling economy of 6.55 at an average of 21.69 in the IPL. The batsmen have now started playing out his overs to avoid the risk of losing their wickets.
“My focus is always bowling economically well for the team. When I bowl economically it helps the bowlers on the other end to take wickets,” Rashid said during a media interaction ahead of their match against RCB.
“I concentrate on bowling dot balls and putting pressure on the batsman so he can take risks. My focus is the team’s requirement, what helps the team is important to me.”