Former Australia cricketer, Dean Jones is in awe of the love, people of Afghanistan are showering towards their countryman Rashid Khan, who has been spectacular in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Meanwhile, the leg-spinner single-handedly took his team to the finals against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Rashid Khan scored 34 crucial runs off ten balls and returned to pick three pivotal wickets to change the course of the game. Moreover, it has been a path-breaking season for the 19-year-old.
He’s been Kane Williamson‘s go-to man in the entire season. Rashid also has responded well and had led the bowling unit from the front.
Of the many adversities, their country is facing at this juncture, Rashid has been one of their biggest reasons to smile.
Not just his family or friends, but the entire country is watching the tournament quite keenly. Afghanistan cricketers all came together at one place to see Rashid represent the Sunrisers and the world is in awe of their love for their countryman.
— KARIM SADIQ (@karimkhansadiq) May 25, 2018
It is what cricket is all about
The cricket expert replied to that tweet by Karim Sadiq, mentioning this is what cricket is all about.
Moreover, Rashid also dedicated the man of the match award from the last game to all the victims of the bomb blast which took place just a few days ago in Afghanistan. It’s fascinating to see all of them rooting for this young lad despite so much happening around them.
He had a big price tag attached to his name, but he never failed to impress the fans nor his management. Jones impressed by the act of Afghanistan fams tweeted to express his love for the picture.
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) May 26, 2018