Currently, IPL season is going on and all the cricket fans across the world are watching it without even blinking the eyelids for a second. There are many young cricketers who have been exhibiting their talent and skill in the ongoing IPL. One such cricketer who stole the attention of entire cricket fraternity is Rashid Khan. The 19-year old Afgan cricketer Rashid Khan scored 34* runs in 10 balls and recorded figures of 3/19 in 4 overs to script a 14-run win for SRH against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2.
The social media is buzzed with Rashid Khan’s splendid all-rounder performance and his win for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He even gained compliments from Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who called him the ‘best T20 spinner’.
It is not just Sachin who was immensely impressed with the Afghanistani leg-spinner, even Indian cricket fans fell head over heels in love with his cricket. ave also been going overtly crazy about the young cricketer. So much that many even demanded Indian citizenship for Khan so that he can come and play for India.
With his victorious game, he won the hearts of many. The Indian cricket fans were overwhelmed with his play to an extent that they are demanding the young cricketer to play for India.
Twitterati hilarious exchange offer for Rashid Khan
Interestingly, Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani took note of the “high demand” and clearly denied it in a tweet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He tweeted, “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.”
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
After Afghanistan president’s tweet to PM Modi, people on social media have hilarious exchange offers. The social platform is buzzed with the question, ‘Who would you exchange for Sunrisers Hyderabad player Rashid Khan?’
Here are some people that Indian fans are ready to give up for the 19-year old player.
One user wrote, ‘Give Rashid Khan, Take Our Kamaal Rashid Khan.’ while another user went to an extent of exchanging King Khan for Rashid Khan. His tweet read, ‘Take Shahrukh Khan, Give Rashid Khan.’
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 25, 2018
Another tweet read, ‘Sir..Rashid dedo… Kejriwal lelo…Wo u turn specialist hai.’
Sir..Rashid dedo… Kejriwal lelo…Wo u turn specialist hai
— Digvijay (@digvijayptnk28) May 25, 2018
Take Shahrukh Khan, Give Rashid Khan.
— Ravi Mishra (@G33kBoyRavi) May 25, 2018
Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swara also tweeted saying,“I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt by Ministry of Home Affairs,” which was later deleted.