IU vs LQ, PSL 2021 – Rashid Khan on cameo


Rashid helped the Qalandars score 16 off the final over, a task never achieved in PSL history previously

When Rashid Khan walked to the crease on the opening night of the resumption of the PSL, the Lahore Qalandars needed 22 from eight balls. Tim David was facing up to the last two balls of Hasan Ali’s thus-far excellent 19th over, where just one run had been conceded till then. David hit a straight six down the ground to end the over, leaving Rashid with the strike for the last over.

Sixteen needed to win – no team in the PSL had ever chased down that many – but still, no big hits on Rashid’s mind.

“The plan that I went to the crease with, my mindset was, I am not going to play big shots here because if I did that I could’ve gotten out,” Rashid said post-match. “When I got there I thought I’ll just try and find some gaps here. The bowler was new also. If he bowled in my areas my thinking was just to try and hit gaps.”