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Rashid Khan hopes for peaceful Afg vs Pak after WC 2019 fans clash

Rashid Khan hopes for peaceful Afg vs Pak after WC 2019 fans clash

Afghanistan’s key spin bowler, Rashid Khan has requested Pakistan and Afghanistan lookouts to enjoy Afg vs Pak clash peacefully following the clash among fans when the neighbours met back in ICC ODI World Cup 2019. The encounter witnessed battle between the fans in the stands at Headingly in Leeds. Also, the violent clashes got on-screened outside the stadium before the match kick-started.

Pleading for peaceful Afg vs Pak clash, set to begin on Friday at 7:00 PM PST at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Rashid says the fans should stay calm as it is just a game. He hopes any such clash does not happen tonight and should not have happened back then.

As Afghanistan, despite trying, lost the game, the rivalry’s results were overshadowed by scuffles as the fans poured out off terraces. A huge crowd is expected during the tense game. However, the relations are far better among the two nations than how they were back in 2019.

He added,

“Definitely it’s always a good game against Pakistan, but this should remain as a game,”

“I request all the fans to stay cool and calm and just enjoy the game. What happened in the 2019 match should not have happened.”

The encounter will be tough for both of the contestants as they are undefeated yet in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistan, if win, will get a direct ticket to the semifinals. Whereas, Afghanistan, to qualify for the semifinal, will need two more victories in case of a failure and one more success in case of a win in Pak vs AFG.

Notably, Rashid, the leg-spinner, was named as the captain of the side as Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named a 15-man squad initially. But, he stepped down from his duties having no say while naming and choosing the players.

In his place, Mohammad Nabi was elected to lead the team for the big event. It is pertinent to mention that they are placed in the Group B alongside Pakistan, New Zealand, and India. Scotland and Namibia entered later after clearing the group stage.

Here is the video Afg vs Pak WC 2019 fans clash:

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