Gujarat Titans (GT) vice-captain Rashid Khan was in top form in the IPL 2022, despite not taking many wickets, but his economy meant that the opposition was really playing a 17-over match trying to play out his overs. He picked 19 wickets at an economy of 6.59 as GT won the IPL 2022 title.
Rashid not only excelled with the ball, but in this tournament, he showed off his batting skills as well, winning matches with this willow as well, some of them from impossible situations.
The Afghanistan leggie has an economy rate of 6.38 in the 92 IPL matches that he has played, which is not much different from his career T20 economy rate of 6.35. Considering, that he plays in different leagues across the world in several circumstances against some of the most dreaded ball-strikers of the game, that is just staggering.
He’s The Only One I Was Thinking Will Be Hard For Me To Bowl To: Rashid Khan Names The Batter He Thinks Is Most Difficult To Bowl To
After beating Rajasthan Royals in the final by 7 wickets to claim their maiden IPL title, Gujarat Titans all-rounder Rashid Khan said Gill is the only player against whom he thought it will be hard to bowl. This batter was from the Indian team and played a great knock in the IPL 2022 final and hit the winning runs.
“So proud to be here with him. With someone like him, it gives you lots of energy in the game. The way he played throughout the tournament was unbelievable so pleased to have him on our side. He’s the only one I was thinking will be hard for me to bowl to but luckily I have him on my side,” Rashid said on Star Sports after winning the IPL at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Gill stayed unbeaten on 45 in a tricky 131-run chase. He put together important partnerships with captain Hardik Pandya (34) and then David Miller (32*) to steer GT home. He even hit Obed McCoy for a six to win GT the match.