Rashid a ‘fantastic prospect for Afghanistan’, says Warner

The Sunrisers Hyderabad captain also praised Yuvraj Singh’s performance after his team’s 35-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.

Rashid Khan took two wickets as Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defended 207 on Wednesday.   -  K. R. Deepak

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on Wednesday praised Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan for his impressive IPL debut, terming him a “fantastic prospect”.

“Oh, he was fantastic. He has the talent and seems to be a fantastic prospect for Afghanistan cricket. It was fantastic the manner in which the guys batted through the middle. We got to see the Yuvi of the old we know.”

Man-of-the-Match Yuvraj Singh said: “When you make a comeback and play well, you gain confidence. You don’t have to worry that you have to make a comeback [to the Indian team]. I’m batting more hours, working on the short ball, the slower ball, hitting in the ‘V’. I was a bit lucky today but I have been playing the short ball really well.”

Rival skipper Shane Watson admitted his team - Royal Challengers Bangalore - was outplayed. “All aspects, we were slightly off. We weren’t as tight. Sunrisers got pretty much the same combinations, we are still finding ours. Last man standing, but it’s a privilege to lead RCB. The wicket was slow but very nice (for batting).”