T20 World Cup: Rashid Khan’s eyes on the World Cup and not on marriage
By Sarita Dey
on Thu Oct 21 2021
Rashid Khan insists that his mind is on the World Cup and not marriage, as the leg-spinner doesn’t want Afghanistan to detract from the T20 World Cup.
Rashid Khan insisted that his mind is on the World Cup and not the wedding bells. As the leg-spin doesn’t want Afghanistan to detract from the T20 World Cup. Currently only 23, Rashid is the key to his country’s maiden World title hopes. And a potential win that will deliver a rare bout of good news for his country.
However, Rashid told AFP that speculation about his personal life ahead of the ongoing tournament in Oman and the United Arab Emirates will not derail his ambitions. He denied that he ever said, “I will get married when Afghanistan wins the World Cup.”
Actually, I am shocked when I heard this because, to be honest. I never made a statement that I will marry once I win the World Cup,” said Rashid, whose family lives in Nangarhar in the eastern part of Afghanistan.
“I just said that in the next few years I have more cricket and three World Cups (the 2021 and 2022 Twenty20 World Cups and the 50-over World Cup in 2023). So my focus on cricket rather than on getting marriage.”
Rashid, who made his Afghanistan debut when he was 17, is one of international cricket’s most in-demand players.
He has already played 51 T20 international matches and more than 280 games in the format for franchises around the world.
He has 95 wickets in T20 internationalswith an average of just 12.63 and in 2020. He was voted the ICC’s Cricketer of the Decade in the format.
On the low, slow wickets of the Gulf, the spin will be key.
“I think it will be a spinners’ World Cup,” said Rashid.