T20 World Cup 2021: Mujeeb Ur Rahman hints at making a comeback in Afghanistan’s game against New Zealand
Mujeeb started his World Cup campaign with a five-wicket haul against Scotland.
Updated - Nov 6, 2021 9:09 pm
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has dropped a slight hint at making a comeback in Afghanistan’s upcoming Super 12 match against New Zealand on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The off-spinner started his T20 World Cup 2021 campaign with a five-wicket haul against Scotland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. On the back of his spell, the Afghans won the game by 130 runs.
Thereafter, he bowled a useful four-over spell against Pakistan in Dubai. In that game, the tweaker gave away only 14 runs and picked up the crucial wicket of the in-form Mohammad Rizwan. However, he has missed Afghanistan’s previous two matches against Namibia and India due to an injury. But it seems that the youngster is up and running for his team’s next fixture.
Mujeeb uploaded a video where he can be seen working out at the gym. In the clip, he can be seen doing some stretching and weightlifting. Mujeeb captioned the video and wrote, “#back to gym #mood happy.”
Here’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s video
— Muj R 88 (@Mujeeb_R88) November 6, 2021
Afghanistan’s match against the Black Caps would decide India’s fate in the T20 tournament. If the Kiwis, led by Kane Williamson, come out trumps, the Men in Blue will be knocked out. In that case, Virat Kohli and Co. will only play for pride against Namibia on Monday.
But if the Afghans win the game, India have a great chance of progressing, but the focus will also stay on the net run rate of the three teams- India, New Zealand and Afghanistan.
As of now, Kohli’s men have the best net run rate. India won their previous game against Namibia by eight wickets with 81 balls to spare.
Earlier, Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin made a cheeky remark on Mujeeb making a comeback. He hilariously said he wished if Team India could provide physio support to the spinner.
“It’s a funny game and Afghanistan has played good cricket and a lot of our hopes rest with them, so all the very best to them. I really wish if we could provide any physio support to Mujeeb we can get him on the field. That is all we can hope for,” Ashwin was quoted as saying.