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Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on Rashid Khan, describing him as the best spinner in the T20 format after he guided Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to reach the final of Vivo IPL 2018. Rashid bowled an impressive spell against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of 4-0-19-3, picking up the important wickets of Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell.

He has so far picked 21 wickets in 16 matches and has climbed up to the second spot in purple cap list. He is only behind Andrew Tye by 3 wickets. He also blasted a 10-ball 34 in the final overs to help SRH post 174-7 at Edens Gardens.

SRH will now face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final on May 27 at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. They had earlier lost to them in the Qualifier one by 2 wickets in a last over thriller.

*Inputs from PTI*