Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan’s ace spinner Rashid Khan turned 20 on September 20. It was a memorable birthday for him as he slammed a fifty and bagged two wickets to help Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 136 runs. Not only did he receive Man of the Match for his efforts, but Rashid Khan also received praise from all corners, including former India batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, also took to Twitter to wish Afghanistan’s spin sensation.Also Read - Guess Who Took Sachin Tendulkar’s Daughter Sara Tendulkar on a Date?
Here is how Sachin Tendulkar wished the spinner. Also Read - IND vs NZ | 2nd Test, Day 2: India Take Massive Lead as New Zealand Bundle Out For 62; Ajaz Patel Takes 10 Wicket-Haul
Rashid was quick to reply. His response read, “The greatest batsman of all time @sachin_rt PAJI thank you for your wishes. You are the champion and legend of cricket. Your wishes means to me a lot.” Tendulkar’s wish was liked 30k times and retweeted 2.1k times. Also Read - IND vs NZ MATCH HIGHLIGHTS Today 2nd Test, Day 2 Updates: India Lead New Zealand by 332 Runs at STUMPS; Ajaz Patel Makes History With Perfect 10 at Wankhede
Tendulkar wishes for Rashid received praise also from Afghan fans. In the same thread, English woman cricketer Danielle Wyatt also wished the Afghanistan bowler on his birthday.
Meanwhile, the Super Four in the ongoing Asia Cup is underway. The first Super Four day has a doubleheader, where India plays Bangladesh and on the other hand, Afghanistan locks horns with Pakistan.
At the time of filing the copy, Afghanistan was 212/6 in 46.2 overs after Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman