Rashid Khan feels honored to play for World XI at Lord’s
Playing at the iconic venue for the World XI side was indeed a very pleasing experience for him.
Updated - Jun 1, 2018 4:39 pm
The iconic venue of Lord’s hosted a one-off charity game between Windies and the World XI. Some of the biggest stars of the world cricket took part in the marquee game. The match was played to raise funds for the reconstruction of the stadia in the Caribbean that were affected by the Hurricanes last year. Among the various big names who participated in the game was Rashid Khan.
The young leg-spinner from Afghanistan has been making some serious progress in the world cricket. He is the most sought-after properties in the shortest format of the game. Currently, he is not only ruling the T20 leagues but also is at the top of the charts for the bowlers in the shortest format of the game. Soon after the game got over, Rashid Khan took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his feelings on the game.
He noted that he feels very pleased and privileged to be a part of the noble venture of the ICC. Playing at the iconic venue for the World XI side was indeed a very pleasing experience for him. He also added that the virtues of love, unity, and respect is what makes sports such a beautiful part of life.
He also shared a picture with his tweet. In the picture, he is seen sharing a light moment with Windies veteran Marlon Samuels and the New Zealand speedster Mitch McClenaghan. The players are all smiles in the picture. Rashid tagged the other two cricketers in his post as well.
Here is what Rashid Khan tweeted after the game:
“Really pleased and honoured to play at @HomeOfCricket Sport is all about Love Unity Respect and enjoyment @MarlonSamuels7 @Mitch_Savage @ICC,” Rashid Khan wrote in his tweet.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 1, 2018
In the match, Windies posted a huge 199 on the board after being asked to bat first. In response, World XI bundled out for 127. The match was the last international game for Shahid Afridi, who got a guard of honour from the World XI side.