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Rashid Khan Recalls His Starstruck Moment
By CricShots - Jun 7, 2018 7:51 pm
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The young Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is enjoying the purple patch in his cricketing career. He recently bagged two consecutive Player of the Match awards against Bangladesh in the ongoing T20I series in Dehradun. Ahead of all the international commitments, Rashid had an exceptional run in the IPL 2018 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He also went on to represent the World XI team in the one-off T20I against Windies at the iconic venue of Lord’s recently.

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Rashid Khan

Although he did not have a great time in the game, he got the chance to play with his role model, Shahid Afridi. The former Pakistani captain led the World XI squad in the game, which was also his last international game. He got the guard of honor from the team in the match as well. As per the recent quotes in CricketSoccer, Khan was asked about how he felt to share the dressing room with Afridi.

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A very excited Rashid remarked that he adores the Pakistani all-rounder and Anil Kumble. He remarked that he has grown up watching them bowl. Adding further on the same note, he conceded that he felt great to play alongside him. He revealed that Afridi congratulated him for his stellar run of form and shared a very healthy conversation.

Shahid Afridi

Talking about his experience, Rashid said, “Shahid bhai and Anil Kumble are my favorites. I used to watch them a lot, love their bowling. We [Me alongside Afridi] just played a World XI match at Lord’s. He met me. First of all, he congratulated me a lot for the success in IPL and for the other performances.”

He further added, “He was quite happy. He told me, ‘I am happy for you. Keep it on. Wish you more success in the future.’ He has given me lots of respect there. [There was] Lots of good talking [between us]. It was a short but good time. So, it was really pleasing meeting him.”