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Rashid Khan Pledges ODI World Cup Match Fees To Aid Afghanistan Earthquake Victims
By CricShots - Oct 9, 2023 2:31 pm
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In a recent social media post, Rashid Khan vowed to stand by the people of Afghanistan, who have been affected by a devastating earthquake on Sunday, October 8. As per reports, the catastrophic earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, striking 40 kilometers west of Herat city in the western Herat province.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

Over 2,000 fatalities have been reported while more than 1,000 people have been left injured. After learning about the grim state of affairs in his country, star leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is currently in India to take part in the ODI World Cup, put up a post on his ‘X’ and Instagram handles.

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Rashid Khan stated that he would donate his entire match fees from the showpiece event to the victims of the earthquake back home. Rashid also mentioned that he would be starting a fundraising campaign to help the people in Afghanistan.


“I learned with great sadness about the tragic consequences of the earthquake that struck the western provinces (Herat, Farah, and Badghis) of Afghanistan. I am donating all of my #CWC23 match fees to help the affected people. Soon, we will be launching a fundraising campaign to call upon those who can support the people in need,” the spin-bowling stalwart wrote on Instagram and X.

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Afghanistan will take on India on Wednesday, October 11 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Afghanistan began their campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Co. lost by six wickets in a one-sided affair against the ‘Bangla Tigers’.

Afghanistan will aim to muster a strong comeback but beating a formidable team like India will be a very arduous task. Rashid, who has looked a bit off-colour in recent times, will be hopeful of turning things around for himself and his team.