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Gavaskar praises Rashid Khan as a sought-after player globally

Sunil Gavaskar praises Rashid Khan’s performance in Gujarat Titans’ win over Rajasthan Royals

Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has lauded Afghanistan’s spin-bowling allrounder Rashid Khan’s performance in Gujarat Titans’ thrilling 3-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), saying his commitment makes him “a wanted player by franchises worldwide.”

Gavaskar praised Rashid’s commitment to the game, stating, “They want him because they can see his commitment, batting, bowling, and fielding.” He highlighted Rashid’s all-round show in GT’s win against RR, where the 25-year-old delivered both with the bat and the ball.

In addition to Rashid Khan, the in-form batter Riyan Parag from Rajasthan Royals also impressed with his batting display. Parag hit three fours and five sixes in his third fifty of the season, putting up a strong performance alongside Sanju Samson.

Former Australia cricketer Aaron Finch also commended Rashid’s performance against RR, mentioning, “It’s not easy picking Rashid Khan, particularly when he bowls in the powerplay.” He applauded Rashid’s economical spell amidst a high-scoring game, emphasizing his ability to get the job done with 100% effort.

Overall, the match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals showcased a thrilling contest with standout performances from players like Rashid Khan, Riyan Parag, and Shubman Gill. Gavaskar and Finch’s appreciation for these stellar displays reflects the intense competitive spirit of the game.

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