Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who is currently in England swapping his squad Trent Rockets in The Hundred, is concerned about the situation in his country and is unable to get his family members out of there.
No commercial flight can fly over Afghan airspace since the Taliban took over the country last Sunday. President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani resigned from his post and left the country.
Amid the political unrest, Rashid and several other cricketers have enlightened themselves on the trials advocating for a stable political environment in Afghanistan.
Let us take a moment today to appreciate our country and never forget the sacrifices. We hope and pray for the peaceful, developed and united nation INSHALLAH #happy Independence Day 🇦🇫🇦🇫 pic.twitter.com/ZbDpFS4e20
– Rashid Khan (@ rashidkhan_19) 19 August 2021
During the eliminator against Southern brave On Friday, Rashid showed his support for Afghanistan by painting the country’s flag on his face and photos of it went viral.
– ray ray ɾìɾ Ƒìɾ ժօʂ ray PrayforAFG🇦🇫 (@Srk_Rooshi) 21 August 2021
Rashid Khan with the flag of Afghanistan on his cheek – a great way to support the country. pic.twitter.com/tW2zPfQsl7
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 20 August 2021
– Afghan Cricket Association – ACA (@Afghan_cricketA) 20 August 2021
The flag of Afghanistan is being painted on Rashid Khan’s cheeks tonight. It goes without saying, but it is noteworthy that he is competing out there, given the situation at home. 🇦🇫💛#TheHundred pic.twitter.com/z6YNlEhFaK
– Louis Sealey (@LouisSealey) 20 August 2021
Meanwhile, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) head of media operations – Hikmat Hassan | – said the Taliban had no problems or problems with cricket.
“The Taliban have no problems or problems with cricket, and they have told us that we can continue our work as planned,” Hassan said according to Reuters.
The official also confirmed Afghanistan’s participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during October-November.
“We are confident that we will be able to participate and will prepare for it in the coming weeks. I do not think there will be a problem, ‘ Hassan said.