During an encounter of The Hundred’s tournament, Rashid Khan painted Afghanistan’s flag on his face as he came out to play in a match against Southern Brave. Rashid Khan, who plays for Trent Rockets in England’s The Hundred tournament, tried to express his love for the nation through the act. Afghanistan is currently going through turmoil as Taliban forces have taken over the country and seeking to form their government.
Taliban, often described as a fascist and terror organization by many nations, attacked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul city last week. This happened after United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. As a result, the nation’s President Ashraf Ghani also fled from the country post the Taliban’s attack. Riots and fear are rising within the nation as many foreign nationals as well as citizens are trying to leave the country.
Rashid Khan Paints Afghanistan Flag On His Face During The Hundred’s Clash
During the Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave match in The Hundred on Friday, Rashid Khan came out to the field with Afghanistan’s flag painted on his cheeks. The right-arm spinner is tensed about his family, who are also stuck in Afghanistan. He is unable to take out his family from the country.
“Today let us take some time to value our nation and never forget the sacrifices. We hope and pray for the peaceful , developed and United nation INSHALLAH #happyindependenceday”, he posted on Twitter. Have a look at tweet below.
Today let us take some time to value our nation and never forget the sacrifices. We hope and pray for the peaceful , developed and United nation INSHALLAH #happyindependenceday 🇦🇫🇦🇫 pic.twitter.com/ZbDpFS4e20
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 19, 2021
Meanwhile, Trent Rockets had to defend a total of 96 runs in the match. Rashid Khan couldn’t come up with a great show. He scored 2 runs off the 9 balls while batting in the 1st innings. With the ball, he conceded 26 runs in 2.3 overs while remaining wicketless in the game.
Batting first, Rockets were bowled out for 96 with none of their batsmen crossing 20 runs in the game. Later, Brave’s James Vince bagged the winning runs for the team with his unbeaten 45 runs off 27 balls. As a result, Trent Rockets lost to Southern Brave in the match by 7 wickets.
With the loss, Trent Rockets were also eliminated from The Hundred tournament. The Trent Rockets vs Southern Brave game was the Eliminator clash. Now, Southern Brave will square off with Birmingham Phoenix in the final on August 21 at Lord’s. Rashid Khan executed a spectacular performance in the tournament. With 12 wickets in 9 games, he is the joint-highest wicket-taker with England’s Adil Rashid and South Africa’s Marchant de Lange.