Sun Risers Hyderabad has had an amazing performance from its player Rashid Khan who defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018 season, Qualifier 2. Rashid saved the team from an average score by getting 34 runs from just 10 balls. What more? He hit 4 brilliants sixes!
It has been a mixed game the first innings for #OrangeArmy with a good start, some trouble in the middle but Rashid Khan comes to the rescue with 34 runs off 10 balls. Now it's on to the bowling attack for getting us the desired result.#SRHvKKR #IPL2018Playoffs #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/aX3KweAyeq
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 25, 2018
He delivered an excellent game through the run out of Nitish Rana before taking wickets of Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, and Andre Russell.
.@rashidkhan_19 has been sensational today. A vital cameo, three wickets and a run out.#VIVOIPL #SRHvKKR #Qualifier2 pic.twitter.com/wL0sZ5Qebs
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 25, 2018
He delivered an excellent catching performance as well – completely dismissing Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi from the game. He was a true one-man army for the team.
Let's all sign a petition for getting Rashid Khan Indian citizenship.#SRHvCSK
— Bertrand Zobrist (@AB_arpit) May 22, 2018
Fans, observing his splendid performance, took to Twitter to elucidate their praise and requests to Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs. Several tweets requesting Sushma Swaraj to grant Rashid Khan Indian citizenship were seen as fans were positive India will win the World Cup next May with Rashid at our disposal.
One tweet reads:
“I am sure I can speak on behalf of all countrymen in this case. Respected @SushmaSwaraj, we want @rashidkhan_19 to get Indian citizenship!#KKRvSRH”
Of course, the Minister did not stay quiet to their requests. Sushma Swaraj tweeted back saying:
“I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt with by the Ministry of Home Affairs.”
Uh-oh! Looks like we’ve hit a miss. But we can surely appreciate her sense of humor and fun in this regard.
Afghan Prez Tweets To Modi
The story does not end there, the president of Afghanistan himself has taken note to Rashid Khan, his country’s player and tweeted some very touching words.
Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan. I am also thankful to our Indian friends for giving our players a platform to show their skills. Rashid reminds us whats best about Afg. He remains an asset to the cricketing world. No we are not giving him away. @narendramodi
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 25, 2018
“Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan. I am also thankful to our Indian friends for giving our players a platform to show their skills. Rashid reminds us whats best about Afg. He remains an asset to the cricketing world. No, we are not giving him away.”
tagging PM Narendra Modi as well.
Of course, his statements are true to the bell! Who would want to give a gifted player like Rashid Khan away! Check out all about his last match performance in SRH vs KKR here. Let us know what you think about this in the comments below.