Rashid Khan is having an average IPL with the ball this year in terms of wickets, but the Gujarat Titans spinner is unconcerned as long as he can bowl economical stints for his club.

Rashid has taken 11 wickets in as many games, with an economy rate of 6.84, stats that will irritate him much. The famous Afghan cricketer, on the other hand, has taken it in stride. “While bowling in T20s it’s always great to take wickets but for me, it’s a bit different because I always focus on economy”.

But it was not to be GT’s day, as they were unable to complete the chase after requiring nine runs in the last over. “Hardik and (Rahul) Tewatia’s run outs were the game changers. That is the beauty of T20. Sometimes you can score 9 off 2 balls and sometimes you fail in scoring 9 off 6 balls,” Rashid said. “There is a lot to learn, not to repeat the negative things.”

Daniel Sams, the MI pacer who protected nine runs in the last over, claimed he was just trying to bowl his best balls. “I was looking to bowl my best balls in the final overs, kind a change the length a little bit, keep the ball away and bowl nice and slow and got a little bit of dip. For me it was a good time to reflect on my performances, what I do really well and execute those on the ground,” he said.