Rashid Khan recalls the fanboy moment when he met Shahid Afridi in World XI setup

Rashid Khan recalls the fanboy moment when he met Shahid Afridi in World XI setup

The former Pakistani captain led the World XI side in the game

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of the ICC World XI. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Young Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan is having a dream run in the international cricket. He recently bagged two consecutive Player of the Match awards against Bangladesh in the T20I series in Dehradun. Prior to the international assignments, Rashid had an exceptional run in the IPL 2018 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also went on to represent the World XI side in the one off T20I against Windies at the iconic venue of Lord’s recently.

Albeit he did not have a great time in the game, he did manage to rub shoulders with his role model, Shahid Afridi. The former Pakistani captain led the World XI side in the game, which was also his last international appearance. He got the guard of honor from the team in the match. As per the recent quotes in CricketSoccer, Rashid Khan was asked about how he felt to share the dressing room with Shahid Afridi.

‘Kumble, Afridi my favorites’

A very excited Rashid remarked that he adores Shahid Afridi and Anil Kumble. He remarked that he has grown up watching them bowl. Adding further on the same note, he conceded that he felt great to play alongside him. He revealed that Afridi congratulated him for his stellar run of form and shared a very healthy conversation.

“Shahid bhai and Anil Kumble are my favourites. I used to watch them a lot, love their bowling. We [Me alongside Afridi] just played a World XI match at Lord’s. He met me. First of all, he congratulated me a lot for the success in IPL and for the other performances,” Rashid Khan quoted.

“He was quite happy. He told me, ‘I am happy for you. Keep it on. Wish you more success in the future.’ He has given me lots of respect there. [There was] Lots of good talking [between us]. It was a short but good time. So, it was really pleasing meeting him,” he added.

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