Rashid Khan recalls about a training session with Shane Warne. “I was really looking forward to having him as the coach, head coach, and playing with him, spending some more time with him.” Rashid said of Warne.
Khan, a leg spinner from Afghanistan, shared a fond memory with the recently deceased spinner Shane Warne. The cricket community is still in mourning over his death, which has come as a shock to every cricket player and fan around the world. Rashid stated that Warne summoned him to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the Australia vs. New Zealand Boxing Day Test in 2019.
Rashid was signed before the mega auction by the Gujarat Titans, who will make their IPL debut under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy. He recalled his 15-minute one-on-one with the spinner, which had a profound effect on him. Rashid has previously stated numerous times how much he admires and admires Warne.
“I had a fantastic time with him. He summoned me to the MCG for a 15-minute session during the lunch break, which was a huge honor for me. I was extremely fortunate to have that session. I learned a lot of new things. We talked about how I could be more effective in tests. “He discussed all of the key points about your mindset, skills, and preparation,” Rashid told TOI.
Rashid Khan: I was looking forward to spending more time with him
“The only thing he said to me was that I didn’t need to change my speed or my action. You have a one-of-a-kind skill. All you need to do is be consistent and passionate. Sometimes you’ll get wickets, and sometimes you won’t. That is when you will be tested mentally and physically to see if you are ready,” Rashid added.
Rashid has 34 wickets to his name in only five Test matches, including four five-wicket hauls. He had a dream of playing under Shane Warne, with him as the team’s Head Coach, which he will not be able to realize now.
“I was really looking forward to having him as the coach, the head coach, and playing with him and spending more time with him.” That was a dream we talked about at the time. He concluded, “Hopefully, we’ll be together in ‘The Hundred’ in the UK, and then we’ll have enough time to discuss Test cricket.”