Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has disclosed his unique “Snake Shot” to fans through a viral video as to how he practiced the perfect ‘snake shot’ which helped Gujarat Titans win their matches on a couple of occasions in their IPL 2022 title-winning season.
Gujarat Titans spinner has posted a short video on Twitter of him swinging the golf club and the reproduced unique shot. The Snake shot is the combination of MS dhoni‘s “Helicopter Shot” and drag-flick by hockey players. The video instantly went viral and fans loved every bit of it.
Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan showed the world his unique “Snake shot” as he bash three sixes in the final over of the match. With his impressive batting including some out-of-the-ordinary batting shots, which later Rashid Khan named “Snake Shot” after the match.
“I call it the Snake Shot. When a snake bites someone it springs back. When the ball is too full, I can’t finish the shot completely. My body position doesn’t allow me to finish the shot. If I try to do that, I can’t generate the power. So I have worked on it a lot and strengthened my wrists for it,” revealed the all-rounder after the match.
In the tweet, The 23-year-old spinner stated, “The helicopter has landed in (flag of UAE). Was that a hole in one?” suggested that the cricketer had gone to UAE after their Gujarat Titans title win in Ahmedabad.
The 🚁 has landed in 🇦🇪
Was that a hole in one? 😂🤔 pic.twitter.com/Ssi0F9V9uW
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 2, 2022
In the IPL 2022 season, Rashid Khan didn’t grab wickets as per his expectations and also received criticism from cricket analysts and fans but he did bat tremendously under pressure.
Against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid played the match-winning knocks for Gujarat Titans as he scored 40 runs off 21 deliveries and 31 runs off 11 deliveries.
Rashid Khan later mentioned his main role for the team was as a bowler but he was improving his batting skills, especially when he saw finishers like Dhoni and Hardik Pandya in IPL and wanted his batting to improve as all rounder.