Rashid Khan dedicates Man of the Match Award: The Afghanistan all-rounder put on display a heartening gesture for the veteran cricketer.
During the fifth day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Chattogram, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 224 runs to register their second victory in Test matches. Captaining Afghanistan in Tests for the first time, Rashid entered the record books after leading his team to a dominating victory.
“We won this game against a side like Bangladesh. We are new to this format, so credit goes to the coaching staff for their support. Everyone applied themselves and stuck to their plans. Credit goes to the batsmen who batted so well in the first innings and the youngsters for the way they bowled.
The youngsters are applying their plans and learning from their mistakes. The four-day structure back home is helping the players. We had the best preparation for this game and it was challenging for the batsmen, they applied themselves,” Rashid was quoted as saying during the post-match presentation.
Rashid Khan dedicates Man of the Match Award
Other than talking about the upcoming T20I tri-series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Rashid also paid a fitting tribute to veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. Having played his third Test, the 34-year old cricketer has called it a day in cricket’s ancestral format.
“The focus now shifts to the T20 series and we’ll try our best to keep enjoying the format. Legend [Mohammad] Nabi had his last game, he’s helped us a lot and I thank him for his contribution to Afghanistan. I would like to dedicate this Man of the Match award to him,” Rashid said.
A great gesture from @rashidkhan_19 dedicating his man of the match to @MohammadNabi007 you guys are legends and ture ambassadors of our country@Aziza_Begham @DaDiamondGirl @NMiak @khatol_momand @sanyukta_roy @WandearahRams @MunazaShaheed @Farhan_YusEfzai @MashalAtif @kartcric pic.twitter.com/NzhfaeWX6p
— Sayed Hamid 🇦🇫 (@hashmihamid) September 9, 2019
How Twitter reacted on Nabi:
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 9, 2019
🇦🇫 | @MohammadNabi007 (4/95) and Afghanistan secured a historic Test victory over Bangladesh by 224 runs earlier today
— Kent Cricket 🏏 (@KentCricket) September 9, 2019
Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan gave his Man of the Match award to retiring veteran Mohammad Nabi.
This young gun has a heart bigger than his age….@rashidkhan_19
— Rajesh Nayak (@msd_junior) September 9, 2019
Mohammad Nabi! What an inspiring cricketer!
From the ruins of a refugee camp to playing in your National colours…has been quite the backbone of Afghanistan Cricket!
Looking forward to you creating many wonders in LOI’s hereon.#Nabi #AFGvBAN
— Divya (@Cric_Auditor) September 9, 2019
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