Star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on Sunday hoped their beautiful 69-run win over England within the World Cup will put a smile on the faces of his countrymen and heal their ache following a sequence of devastating earthquakes.
Afghanistan on Sunday created one of many largest upsets in World Cup historical past, stunning defending champions England right here.
“It is a huge win for us. This sort of efficiency provides us the idea that we will beat any facet on any day. It would give us the vitality for the remainder of the World Cup,” Rashid Khan advised the broadcasters after Afghanistan bowled England out for 215 after posting 284 all out.
“Cricket is one thing that brings pleasure to the folks again dwelling. Successful the sport in opposition to England is huge for us. Just lately, we had an earthquake again dwelling. Over 3,000 folks misplaced their lives, many homes had been destroyed, so this win will put just a little little bit of smile on their faces and perhaps, they’ll little bit overlook these days.”
Afghanistan have been affected by robust earthquakes and aftershocks, which killed 1000’s of individuals and flattened many villages. The truth is, on Sunday, a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Afghanistan.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who was adjudged the Participant of the Match for his all-round present, additionally devoted his award to his countrymen again dwelling.
“I need to dedicate this award to the folks again dwelling, who’ve been affected by the earthquake. That is one thing we might do as a group and I might do myself as a participant,” he stated after returning bowling figures of three for 51 and scoring a 16-ball 28.
“It’s a very proud second to be right here on the World Cup and beating the champions. Nice achievement for the entire group and that is the form of alternative we’ve been working arduous for. It was an exquisite performances by the bowlers and the batters.”
Rashid, who snapped three for 37, stated that they had arrange small targets and simply needed to provide their coronary heart and soul of their efficiency with out eager about the outcome.
“I made it clear to everybody within the dressing room. No matter occurs within the event, we simply must combat until the tip. We made small targets for ourselves. You simply must be completely satisfied that you just gave your 100% whereas going again to the resort.” Speaking about Mujeeb, Rashid stated, “Mujeeb has been contributing constantly for us. We’ve been bowling collectively within the nets. We’ve been batting collectively within the nets.
“We focus on what’s the most effective ball to bowl on the wicket. Sharing info helps us. I am fortunate to have him round. Additionally, we’ve Nabi and nice to have him who has loads of expertise.
“It is a special day for Nabi. a hundred and fiftieth sport for him. Additionally, one hundredth sport for Rahmat Shah. We stated that we’d rejoice after the win. This shall be a memorable win for him.
“We misplaced to England within the 2016 T20 World Cup right here. We had a dialogue about it. We restricted them to 140 however had a collapse. We learnt from the errors and actually completely satisfied to win tonight,” he added.
Mujeeb had began the proceedings of their defence of 284 as he shared the brand new ball with Fazalhaq Farooqi.
“As a spinner, it’s fairly arduous to bowl within the powerplay. However I’ve been working within the nets. There may be not a lot room for error to bowl extensive so I’ve tried to bowl wicket-to-wicket,” he stated.
“We knew that dew will play some half and that’s the reason I needed to bowl within the powerplay. The ball was holding just a little bit as effectively. Even when there was dew, I used to be mentally ready. To not give a lot room and bowl in the appropriate areas.”
Requested about his batting, Mujeeb, who slammed three fours and a six throughout his cameo, stated, “It’s all concerning the administration. They’ve been giving me confidence. I need to contribute as a lower-order batter as effectively, and people 25-30 runs assist the group as effectively. I need to proceed doing that.”
England skipper Jos Buttler stated it should take numerous effort from his group to beat the setback.
“Dissatisfied with the outcome. The group might want to present numerous resilience to recover from this and make a profitable comeback,” stated Buttler.
“Disappointing to win the toss and concede that many, me lacking that first ball down the leg facet set the tone. Credit score to Afghanistan, they outplayed us as we speak.”
He conceded that the defending champions erred in executing their technique.
“It got here right down to execution, we weren’t fairly on the degree we would wish to be with each bat and ball. You bought to let these defeats damage, there isn’t any level in getting over issues too rapidly, we have to mirror.
“There’s numerous character on this group, we have to present numerous resilience and are available again stronger,” added Buttler.