Rashid Khan is renowned for his quick-arm action and speed that creates problems for the batters to read his quick googlies.
The Hundred tournament is underway and this frenetic format unfolds some unusual and intriguing things quite often. Something that has recently caught everybody’s attention is that whilst Rashid Khan was bowling, the keeper stood far away from the stumps. This has gone down to amaze a lot of people and thus discussions on it are taking rounds on Twitter.
Wicketkeeping is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and demanding things of the game. As and when the spinners take charge of the field, the keeper stands near the stumps. But what was seen during the game between Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire in the Hundred Tournament is that wicketkeeper Tom Moores stood quite back when Rashid Khan bowled the first ball of his spell.
The cricket on-lookers seemed to have varied opinions on this setting. One of the users felt that it exemplifies that Rashid uses a good mix of spin and pace in his bowling. Rashid is however renowned for his quick arm action and speed that creates problems for the batters to read his quick googlies. His bowling speed is also considered to be a bit faster as compared to that of other leg-spinners. He also possesses a plethora of variations under his sleeves which makes him stand out from others.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 6, 2021
Rashid Khan is having a good run in The Hundred
Rashid, who is featuring for Trent Rockets in The Hundred, has had a pretty good tournament so far. Currently, he is the third-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He has so far scalped eight wickets in the competition at an economy rate of 7.62. It is a known fact that the spinner has the ability to change the fortunes of the game with the bat as well and hence becomes a pivotal aspect for any team he plays. One has often observed this during the IPL as well.
Rashid is lethal with his googlies and that has been a tough nut to break for many batters. Opening up on bowling the googly a lot, he had previously stated the same in an interview by Cricwick, “I think the main reason is that people find it difficult to pick my googlies due to my bowling action, which is straight. I also have a quick arm action and some speed as well. All this gives me some advantage. Even if I bowl six googlies in one over, batsmen might think that I had bowled two or three because they haven’t picked it. Also, the release point of my leg-spinner and my googly is the same.”
Here are the best replies
Looked like the keeper was so nervy and had no idea of his variations – guessing by the way he messed up one later, no clue. Also was the first ball of his spell, the very next ball he came up.
— Cricket With Ash (@CricketWithAsh) August 7, 2021
I think the keeper is Tom Moores, not sure how many quick leggies he has kept to in his first class career.
Btw, Tom Moores is the son of Peter Moores ex-England coach.#TheCricketingLife
— The Cricketing Life (@lifecricketing) August 6, 2021
Makes it easier for batsman to play Rashid. Can easily step down and reach to the pitch of the ball
— ROHIT JAIN (@__jainrohit) August 6, 2021
We’ve seen this before pic.twitter.com/hXzakhl7zj
— Mayank15 (@Sillymidofff) August 7, 2021
Rashid Is A Medium Pacer Who Bowls Leg Break And Googly 😐
— Oggy 💕 (@SirOggyBilla) August 6, 2021
Absurd,but also shows how much he mixes his pace with spin!
— vivek chowdary (@VChwodary) August 6, 2021