In an interesting revelation, 21-year-old Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has said that he would get married but only when his country is successful in winning a ICC Cricket World Cup.
Rashid Khan, who is currently the number one ranked T20I bowler, has played one 50-over World Cup and as many T20 World Cup for Afghanistan. In total, Afghanistan has featured in 2 50-over World Cups and 4 T20 World Cups but have failed to make any major impact on the tournament.
“I will get engaged & married once Afghanistan win the cricket world,” said Rashid in an interview with Azadi Radio.
Afghanistan has failed to cross the league stage barrier in 2015 and 2019 World Cup. Out of their 15 50-over World Cup matches, Afghanistan have been able able to win only and that too against the minnows Scotland in 2015. Rashid Khan in fact, led the Afghanistan team in the 2019 World cup. He took 6 wickets from 9 matches in the tournament.
They have a better record in T20 World Cups as they have registered 5 wins out of their 14 matches till date. Rashid Khan was the second-highest wicket taker in the 2016 T20 World Cup. He scalped 11 wickets with an economy of 6.53.
Afghanistan team is unarguably making good strides and stamping their authority slowly but gradually in international cricket. With head coach Lance Klusener and bunch of exciting talents Afghanistan is expected to improve their World Cup performances in the future. The spin unit of the team looks very much set but they will have to make improvements in their fielding and batting department.
However, after Rashid Khan’s interesting admission social media users took light-hearted jibes at the Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner. While one user compared him to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, other wrote, “What a plan to escape marriage.”