Kolkata: Celebrated Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan is deeply concerned at the future of his country. With the Taliban firmly in control, Rashid is staring at darkness. A few days back, the leggie had fervently pleaded with world leaders to come to his country’s rescue, but that fell on deaf ears. However, the Afghan superstar has found solace in his Trent Rockets teammates in the Hundred Tournament, who are doing everything possible to up his sombre mood.
According to news agency IANS, they are of the view that he is “not his regular bubbly self.” “We have a fantastic group of lads and they have really rallied around him, trying to keep him busy and look after him as much as we can,” said skipper Lewis Gregory to Sky Sports.
“I know he has been around a long time but he is still a young lad. You can see he is not his regular bubbly self and all we can really do is try and pick him up,” he added.
Despite not being in the best of moods, Rashid has bagged more than 10 scalps in the ongoing tournament with an economy rate under eight!
“The guy is unbelievable. He has done it all around the world and he is doing it in England this year. When you throw in the circumstances with what’s going on back home where his family are, it’s nothing short of amazing. What he brings to his country and cricket is huge. He is fully focused on his cricket,” Gregory said.