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Rashid Khan Pays Tribute to Brian Lara, Hails Team's Historic T20 World Cup Semifinals Berth
Jun 25, 2024 01:09 pm

Divya Delhi: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has expressed immense pride in leading his team to the T20 World Cup semifinals, fulfilling a prediction made by legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara. Lara had predicted that Afghanistan would reach the semifinals of the tournament, and Rashid revealed that the team's skipper met with the legend at a welcome party before the tournament began, telling him that they would not let him down.

Rashid credited the team's belief in their ability to make it to the semifinals after their upset win over New Zealand in the group stage. The team also defeated Australia and Bangladesh to secure their spot in the last four.

In their most recent match against Bangladesh, Afghanistan's bowlers, led by Naveen Ul Haq and Rashid himself, propelled them to an eight-run win. The skipper praised his team's pacers, Naveen and Fazalhaq Farooqi, for providing strong starts with the new ball.

Rashid expressed confidence that his team is ready to take on South Africa in the semifinals on June 27. He also mentioned that there will be a huge celebration back home, as this is a historic achievement for Afghan cricket.