The Gujarat Titans have named Afghan spinner Rashid Khan as vice-captain for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rashid, 23, was drafted by Gujarat Titans ahead of the auction for INR 15 crore, the same amount they paid for captain Hardik Pandya.
The Gujarat Titans on Sunday (March 27) named Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s first leg spinner, as vice-captain ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Opener against Lucknow Super Giants. Rashid was drafted by Gujarat Titans ahead of the 2022 mega auction for INR 15 crore, the same amount they paid for their captain Hardik Pandya.
The Titans made an official announcement on their social media account by posting an adorable photo of Hardik and Rashid laughing together. Then they shared the moment in a video with a caption that read “In yet another #SeasonOfFirsts, Rashid Bhai becomes our vice-captain.”
Rashid has the experience of captaining Afghanistan in international cricket. Under his leadership, Afghanistan won one test match, one ODI and four T20Is. He resigned as Afghan captain of the T20I ahead of the start of the 2021 T20 World Cup, which took place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Rashid, 23, is excited to play alongside Hardik at Gujarat Titans. The duo have never played together, having represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL in the past. The leg spinner praised the Titans skipper for giving positive vibes.
Ahead of the 2022 auction in Bengaluru last month, the Titans picked Hardik (INR 15 crore), Rashid (INR 15 crore) and Shubman Gill (INR 7 crore) as draft picks. They will make their IPL debut when they face KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants on Monday March 28 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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