- “It’s always a good game against Pakistan, but this should remain as a game,” says Rashid Khan.
- Rashid Khan requests followers to “stay cool and calm and enjoy the game”.
- Pakistan play in opposition to Afghanistan tomorrow.
Former Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan Thursday appealed to followers of each Pakistan and Afghanistan to stay calm when the 2 groups collide of their first T20 World Cup conflict tomorrow (Friday).
The final time Afghanistan and Pakistan performed in opposition to one another in a World Cup match, Pakistan had gained the nail-biting thriller. Nevertheless, followers from each groups collided inside and outdoors the stadium, thrashing one another.
Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid performed in that 50-over World Cup sport at a packed Headingley in Leeds in 2019.
“Definitely it’s always a good game against Pakistan, but this should remain as a game,” he stated in an announcement.
He requested followers to “stay cool and calm and enjoy the game”, including that no matter transpired between followers over the past World Cup conflict shouldn’t occur once more.
Rashid claimed 4 wickets and fellow spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 5 as Afghanistan began their T20 World Cup in model, bowling out Scotland for simply 60 in reply to their mammoth 190-4.
Nevertheless, tensions may trigger violence within the stadium and outdoors, as each groups stay undefeated within the match to date and are chasing a spot within the semi-finals of the mega-event.
Rashid stated that the squad is making an attempt simply to deal with the match.
“We have only the World Cup in mind, we’re playing five games and we need to win three games,” stated the 23-year-old.
“We don’t think about what’s happening. We don’t think about what happened in the past. That is something which is not in our hands, it is not in our control.
“We should not give it some thought, we do not need additional strain on us. As a workforce, we’re simply specializing in this World Cup to get higher and higher.”
Afghanistan smashed 11 sixes and 13 boundaries in their rout of Scotland in Sharjah.
Rashid, however, said his team was not chasing a mindset to hit big sixes, adding that it is important for a team to adjust itself according to any wicket.
“I feel we have to play good cricket. It isn’t about getting too many sixes. These grounds are very onerous to hit sixes. The wickets aren’t nearly as good to hit the sixes.”