Krishnamachari Srikkanth picks the most valuable player in the Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League has rightly served as a platform for the youngsters to express themselves in the game. Indian young guns are given the utmost priority to showcase their mettle. The ones who make use of the chances to better effect on a consistent basis would earn a call-up to the Indian national cricket team.
Despite the tough competition in modern-day sport, players are rising through the ranks to play at the highest level. Not just Indian players but even the overseas players have proved themselves worthy in the competitive fixtures. Among the overseas stars, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has had a productive career in the cash-rich IPL.
The 22-year-old prospect is one the best young cricketers in the world without any second though. When he was 18 years old, he not only turned out to be an indispensable asset for the Afghanistan cricket team. His outstanding performances earned him a place in the IPL and there was no turning back since then.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth names IPL's most valuable player
Meanwhile, former Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth has picked the most valuable player in the Indian Premier League. According to the former chairman of the selection committee, Sunrisers Hyderabad's leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the most valuable player in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Srikkanth's remark comes after Rashid Khan showcased his mettle during the recently-concluded IPL match against Mumbai Indians. Plying his trade for SRH, Rashid Khan bowled one of the best economical spells in the game in his full bowling quota of 4 overs.
Rashid Khan played an important role in restricting Mumbai Indians to 150/5. He might not have taken wickets but he ensured to not leak runs in the game. In an era where batsmen have dominated the bowlers more often than not, Rashid Khan conceded just 22 runs to his name at an economy rate of 5.50.
“@rashidkhan_19 you are by far the most valuable player in the IPL ever! Absolute amazing bowling which helped the @SunRisers to restrict @mipaltan to 150 odd! Chepaulk becoming the epicentre for thrillers this,” the former cricketer who played his part in India's win in 1983 Cricket World Cup by contributing crucial 38 runs as a top scorer added in a statement.
@rashidkhan_19 you are by far the most valuable player in the IPL ever! Absolute amazing bowling which helped the @SunRisers to restrict @mipaltan to 150 odd! Chepaulk becoming the epicenter for thrillers this #IPL2021 #SRHvMI pic.twitter.com/H5wIKOETA5— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 17, 2021