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Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan impressed one and all with his bowling in the recently concluded Indian Premier League, where he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. He picked 21 wickets in 17 matches. Recently, he accepted the #FitnessChallenge posed by SRH-teammate Sidharth Kaul. The ‘hum fit to India fit’ campaign has been garnering a lot of attention after it was started by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Following Rathore, Virat Kohli and and Narendra Modi also took part in the challenge. Also Read - On Call, PM Modi Discusses Economic Impact of Coronavirus With Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa
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In the post, Khan wrote, “The pain you feel today ,will be the Strength you feel tomorrow.” Also adding that “Fitness key to success.”
Here is the highly-talked about video.
Soon after Rashid Khan accepted the challenge and did it. Kaul was alert and he retweeted it.
It is overwhelming to see the challenge that originally incepted in India is going global, thanks to Rashid Khan.
Earlier in the day, Prime minister Narendra Modi, in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ speech he lavished praise for the young spinner. He said, “Bowler Rashid Khan performed exceedingly well in the IPL earlier this year.”
Meanwhile, Afghanistan also made their Test debut in India against India lost the Test, but managed to win hearts.