“I will get engaged and married once Afghanistan wins the Cricket World Cup”: Rashid Khan

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The star of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan, has been a phenomenal discovery in modern-day cricket. Ever since the 21-year-old came in the international arena, he made his presence felt through an extraordinary display of quality leg-spin bowling. The variations and consistency in bowling have led Rashid to become one of the best in the modern era.

Rashid is known for effectively using googly along with the pace to puzzle the batsmen. No wonder, the leggie has brought Afghanistan Cricket on a global map. He is currently ranked No.1 in ICC T20I bowlers rankings with 749 points.

Meanwhile, Rashid took part in an interview with Azadi Radio, where he answered many interesting questions. During the conversation, Rashid was also quizzed about his stance on marriage. The Nangarhar-born revealed that he is planning to get married after Afghanistan lifts the World Cup.

“I will get engaged and married once Afghanistan wins the cricket world cup,” said Rashid.

Rashid has so far played 4 Tests, 71 ODIs and 48 T20Is for his national team. He has picked over 200 wickets for Afghanistan across formats.

Rashid also has impressive statistics in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bought him in the 2017 IPL auction for INR 4 crores, and since then, he has been an essential part of the franchise. In his debut IPL season, Rashid claimed 17 wickets and finished as the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

Overall, Rashis had appeared in 46 matches, bagging 55 scalps with 3/19 being his best. In the 2020 edition, Rashid was all set to don the SRH jersey yet again but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to postpone the tournament for an indefinite period.


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