ICC World Cup 2019: While their batting bravado garnered all the attention, the bowlers were quietly plugging away to add more skills and craft to their bowling. They knew mere pace, swing and seam would win games, they needed more new-age, cutting edge weapons.
Against India at Edgbaston, the Englishmen demonstrated quick footwork, quick thinking, exceptional reaction speed and single-minded steel to not only rein in the wrist-spin torment but also dominate them.
Nothing has gone right for him — concussed by New Zealand tearaway Lockie Ferguson, battered by Eoin Morgan, ridiculed by ruthless Twitter handles, alleged of feuding with skipper Gulbadin Naib, Rashid has been severely knackered.
World Cup 2019: In a matter of 71 balls, Morgan obliterated the tally, pummelling 17 on the day, one off almost every four balls. He didn’t spare the dangerous Rashid Khan either, caning him for 58 runs off 20 balls.
The famous bat-swing, the emphatic front-foot thrust, the arms flowing into the lofted off-drive and the final flourish that finished in a near-perfect arc. Frozen in this frame is the quintessence Yuvraj Singh.