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Rashid eyes Test glory

Rashid eyes Test glory
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The instant stardom associated with impressive performances in the IPL has not changed Rashid Khan\'s ultimate cricketing dream -- to bowl lethal googlies to the best in the world while donning Afghanistan whites.A dream that is expected to soon turn into a reality with ICC set to give green light to Afghanistan\'s impending Test status.\"Any cricketer has one ultimate dream. To do well in Test crick

New Delhi: The instant stardom associated with impressive performances in the IPL has not changed Rashid Khan's ultimate cricketing dream -- to bowl lethal googlies to the best in the world while donning Afghanistan whites.A dream that is expected to soon turn into a reality with ICC set to give green light to Afghanistan's impending Test status."Any cricketer has one ultimate dream. To do well in Test cricket for his country. By the grace of Almighty, we would soon be playing Test cricket. I am just waiting for that day when I will be playing Test cricket for Afghanistan. For me, success in Test cricket will define me as a cricketer," the soft-spoken Rashid said.

Rashid has had a fantastic debut IPL season with 12 wickets for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. A Man-of-the-Match award against Kings XI Punjab was like an icing on the cake and every penny of that Rs 4.5 crore deal has been worth it for the Hyderabad franchise.His googly has troubled many batsmen and he mentions three dismissals that has given him immense satisfaction.
Ask him about the best compliment he has received till date, he recollected his skipper David Warner's advice.

"Warner told me that I will always be a dangerous bowler because of my high-arm action. This is something natural and he believes that it will continue to give me success," said Rashid."Right after IPL, Afghanistan will be playing West Indies in a series. From here, I would be leaving for the Caribbean islands to play a limited overs with three T20 matches.The stardom is yet to sink in but the response he has got from the social media has been tremendous.

By Kushan Sarkar

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