Star spinner Rashid Khan says successful the ICC T20I Cricketer of the Decade award is a particular achievement for a player from an rising nation like Afghanistan.
The 22-year-old leg-spinner was the best wicket-taker in T20 Internationals prior to now 10 years with 89 scalps at an common of 12.62. He had three four-wicket hauls and two five-fors throughout this era.
“I am speechless after this award. For someone from Afghanistan to get this award, it’s a special moment for me, for my country and for my fans,” he mentioned in a video message posted on ICC’s Twitter web page.
He mentioned his focus now could be on bettering his batting expertise within the coming years.
“I have played for five years and my target is to play for another 10 years and keep on doing well. I have been doing well in bowling and in the coming years I will be focussing on contributing with the bat also,” he mentioned.
Talking about some memorable performances, he mentioned, “I’ve so many recollections in T20 cricket. I had 5 for 6 towards Ireland, together with 4 wickets in 4 balls. That was a memorable efficiency.
“I can’t forget my performance in 2016 T20 World Cup where I was the second highest wicket taker. The win against eventual champions West Indies was also a memorable one. I took two wickets in that match and the wicket of Marlon Samuels was my best in that World Cup.”