A player like Rashid Khan is a healthy addition to any side, known in world cricket for his insane spin bowling skills, he can also come batting down the order and clear the boundaries easily using his strong wrists. Such player add extra value to the team as not only do they contribute with their core skill but they also benefit the team from their secondary skills, sometimes which affects the result of the match. Something similar happened in last night’s match of CSK and GT, Rashid who was captaining the side in absence of Pandya who didn’t play because of a injury, entertained the crowd with a quick 21 ball 40. He even smashed Chrish Jordan for 6,6,4,6 in the first four balls of the 18th over.
Chennai Super Kings looked to have begun their resurgence after losing their first four IPL 2022 games. They defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match and were in a good spot to defeat Gujarat Titans as well. Gujarat Titans however won the toss and choose to bat first against CSK.
The team lost two wickets for a total of 32 runs, but Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu put on a brilliant 92-run third wicket stand, and as a result, they achieved a solid 169/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Throughout the chase, the Titans lost wickets at regular intervals, and with the exception of David Miller, neither of the GT batters failed to achieve a significant score. GT were 122/5 at the conclusion of the 17th over, needing 48 runs off the next three overs, when Rashid Khan unleashed himself.
Chris Jordan entered the fray to bowl the 18th over, and Rashid Khan greeted him with a massive six over deep mid-wicket using his wristy hands. He slammed a pair of further sixes in the over, one over the cover-point area and the other over the broad long-on region like a slingshot.