Afghanistan locked horns with Sri Lanka at The Gabba in Brisbane in their fourth super-12 stage game after their two successive matches were washed out due to rain in T20 World Cup 2022. Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan quite comfortably by 6 wickets which ended Afghanistan’s semifinal dream as they’re not managed to win a single game in this year’s T20 World Cup. A video of annoyed Rashid Khan has gone viral as he shared a hilarious moment with teammate Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Sri Lanka was cruising to change down the total as Afghanistan had scored 145 runs as the Lankans were placed at 46-1 in the eighth over as Team Afghanistan badly needed a breakthrough. Rashid Khan came to rescue his team as he got rid of well-set Kusal Mendis on the fifth delivery of the over.
Rashid Khan bowled a full ball on stump delivery to which Mendis played a premeditated sweep shot. He couldn’t middle it and only managed a top edge as the ball ballooned up in the air creating an opportunity for the Afghanistan fielders.
The wicketkeeper, slip fielder and short leg fielder kept waiting for each other as none of them was looking to take the catch. At once, it looked like the ball will fall in no man’s land which annoyed Rashid Khan. However, just at the last moment, wicketkeeper Gurbaz called for the catch and took it safely.
Just as the catch was completed, all the Afghan fielders ran toward Rashid Khan and congratulated him. Fazalhaq Farooqi too came to congratulate Rashid as the Afghan leggie had some friendly banter with Farooqi and he disturbed his hair and looked elated with the success.
Here is the video of Rashid Khan getting annoyed:
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Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowled superbly against Sri Lanka as they grabbed a couple of wickets each. Despite the duo putting the batters in trouble, Sri Lanka chased down the target of 145 runs quite comfortably with 6 wickets in hand and 9 deliveries still remaining. Afghanistan is now out of the World Cup as they’ve got just 2 points after playing four games two of which were washed out without a ball being bowled due to rain.