Last Update on: June 5th, 2019 at 09:03 am
When it comes to having fun on and off the field, there are very few teams better than Afghanistan. The new boys of cricket play their hearts out on the field and never shy away from enjoying those moments. Who can forget their iconic celebration after beating West Indies in the 2016 World T20. Afghanistan players were joined in by none other than Chris Gayle as they celebrated the win with a champion dance. Their wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has always been the main man during these celebrations.
The ICC has now released another video of a hilarious dance by Afghanistan stars – Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan and their skipper Gulbadin Naib. Shahzad was standing between his two teammates when a Bollywood music started playing and he started dancing. Rashid, standing left of Shahzad, soon joined in as the duo was thoroughly enjoying the session.
However, Naib was probably shy of shaking his feet and was just laughing at his teammates. Shahzad soon noticed it and hilariously slapped him while expressing his displeasure over his non-participation.
Here is that hilarious clip released by the ICC:
— ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2019
Afghanistan, meanwhile, have made a poor start to their World Cup campaign, losing both of their opening games. On Tuesday, they lost to Sri Lanka by 34 runs (DLS method). Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka were set to post a mammoth total after enjoying a solid start with the bat. However, the Islanders suffered an almighty collapse to be all out for just 201.
The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side were 144 for 1 before Mohammad Nabi picked three wickets in the 22nd over to spark a collapse. Sri Lanka never recovered from it and were all out for just 201. In reply, Afghanistan started disastrously and were reeling at 57 for 5. However, a partnership of 64 by Najibullah Zadran and captain Gulbadin Naib gave them hope.
But Nuwan Pradeep returned and took two quick wickets before Najibullah was run out by Dimuth Karunaratne for 43. With 42 runs needed and only one wicket in hand, the game was looking set for a thrilling finish before Lasith Malinga bowled Hamid Hassan.
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