In today’s semifinal match between India and England, Adil Rashid did something incredible.
He quickly became a star in the match after he dismissed Suryakumar Yadav off his bowling. Surya tried to hit a boundary but was caught out.
Rashid from a young age was interested in playing leg spin.
That’s why his father Abdul wanted the best for all his three boys.
He never let any of his three boys think of anything other than cricket. He even made a separate room in the house for practice.
All three of them also went to play at different games and during non-match days, would practice at the nets.
Rashid’s father said some years back,
I didn’t even let them think. Sometimes I would take one to play at Taunton, to play at Yorkshire representative level, then come back to Bradford and take another up to Newcastle while the third needed transport playing somewhere in the east.
Because of such excellent coaching from his father and other experienced coaches, Rashid quickly rose to higher levels in cricket.
He became the first Muslim player to play for Yorkshire in 2006. In his very first match where the pitch was aiding him, Rashid took 6 wickets and grabbed a lot of spotlight.
India’s Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara also talked of Rashid’s bowling in one of his interviews.
Unlike some other leg spinners whose googlies slow up as they loop it up from the back of the hand, Adil maintains the same pace on it as his normal leg breaks. He has sort of a quick action too and that also helps. Adil likes when batsmen go after him and that’s why he has been successful in T20. His googlies and flippers then come into play more, and with the batsmen looking to hit, they sometimes miss to pick the variations.
That is exactly what happened today in the second semifinal.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav all struggled against Rashid.
This was the result why Rashid was successfully able to get the prized wicket of Suryakumar Yadav in the match.
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