The quality and importance of leg-spinners has increased significantly in the last couple of years as teams do not go with finger spinners any more since most batsmen figure them out quite easily now.
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has become a world class spinner at such a young age and he is taking his national side to greater heights. Former Australian batting legend, Ricky Ponting has hailed the young leggie as a white ball genius as he feels that Rashid would cause a lot of trouble to batsmen in the World Cup this year.
“Rashid Khan is going to be my danger man from Afghanistan. He is a white ball genius. He is just so dangerous. His control is really good, and he has got good variations. The thing that makes him hard to pick is the speed at which he bowls out here,” he said.