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Tammy Beaumont congratulates Afghanistan and Rashid Khan with a quirky message

Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets and qualified as the tenth team in the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont of England
Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont of England. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe are currently underway and the final is scheduled to be played on Sunday (March 25). Afghanistan were considered among the firm favourites to qualify for the main event on the eve of the tournament. However, the team captained by Rashid Khan stumbled to three consecutive defeats in the league stage. Nevertheless, luck favoured them and they progressed to the Super Sixes on the back of a single win against Nepal.

They still required a miracle to qualify for the World Cup having languished at the bottom of the table following their poor show in the league stage. However, they beat the Windies, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ireland to keep their hopes of qualification alive. Meanwhile, the results of other games also went in their favour and thus Afghans made it through to the mega event.

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Yesterday, they played the Irish in a knockout game at the Harare Sports Club, regular skipper Asghar Stanikzai returned following an appendix operation and showed nerves of steel, and guided them past the finishing line. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan was also phenomenal with his leg-breaks and notched three wickets. Mohammad Shahzad’s blitz at the top of the order also helped their cause of winning the game.

Tammy Beaumont’s message

Following their stupendous performances, they were showered with accolades from every nook and corner of the world. They were hailed significantly for the display of determination after the initial slump in the tournament. Meanwhile, English Women’s cricketer Tammy Beaumont also congratulated the Afghans for their entry into the World Cup.

She took to Twitter and replied to Rashid Khan’s tweet with a humorous message. She wrote “Congrats to you and your team Rash! I hope to see you in England and maybe bring you a green tea! 

Here’s the tweet  

Check out what the cricketers are up to on social media on CricTracker.com 

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