Published On: Thu, Sep 20th, 2018

Rashid Khan Emerging As Global Star; Could Afghanistan Lift Asia Cup?

Spinner Rashid Khan has turned 20 and the celebration was stunning. It was a stylish display when his team Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 136 runs on Thursday. His contribution was unbeaten 57 runs out of just 32 balls. It was a superb counter-attacking batting by him. He and Gulbadin Naib partnered adding 95 runs to the total score.

Rashid Khan Emerging As Global Star; Could Afghanistan Lift Asia Cup

During the bawling inning Rashid Khan displayed another quality and made fans re-believe why he is considered a premier leg spinner in the world. He took two crucial wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, both were top-scorers for the country.

Bangladesh lost all the wickets in just 42.1 overs scoring 119.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan will face Pakistan on Friday and is sure to enter the Super Four stage with confidence. The country has won both their group matches.

If any cricket lover things war-ravaged Afghanistan can never enter Asia Cup final, it is no less than a fairytale. Lifting Asia Cup for them is just like icing to the cake.

The Afghani boys have made all the predictions wrong. The team has defied all odds. It seems for them the sky is now not the limit. Rashid Khan has already become a true global star. He can change matches on his own. He is just 20 and is set to dominate the world stage for years.

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