The Qualifier 2 between Sunrisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders will be remembered forever just because of one man army Rashid Khan.
Karthik after winning the toss decided to field first. Kolkata’s tight bowling restricted Hyderabad to only 124/5 in first 17 overs. But then game changed in last 3 overs just because of Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan took the team to 174/7 at the end of 20 overs. He scored 34 runs in just 10 balls by hitting 4 sixes & 2 fours.
Kolkata during the chase started off pretty well. They were 81/1 at the end of 8 overs. With 94 runs required in 12 overs at run rate of below 8, it was happy moment for KKR fans but then one man Rashid Khan converted this happiness of KKR fans into sadness.
He took 3 wickets in his spell of 4 overs. Not only this, he also took 2 crucial catches & did 1 run out of Nitish Rana. No prizes for guessing who the Player of the match was.
Rashid Khan single handedly took the match away from KKR. He played so brilliantly with batting, bowling & even fielding that Indians started requesting government to give Rashid Khan citizenship of India. Who wouldn’t like to have players like him!
See the tweets of Indians asking Sushma Swaraj to give citizenship to Rashid Khan:-
— ek aalu bonda retweeted (@ek_aalu_bonda) May 25, 2018
— Rajnish Pandey (@JustRajnish) May 25, 2018
— jeevan goud (@Jeevan_33) May 25, 2018
— Rang De Tiranga (@RangDeTiranga) May 25, 2018
— Arunesh Shan (@aruneshshan) May 25, 2018
— chethanjs (@chotijs) May 25, 2018
— The Wise Man (@TheWlseMan) May 22, 2018
After seeing these tweets, Sushma Swaraj couldn’t stop herself from replying. Even she replied in a fun way. Here’s her reply:-
She said, “I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt with by the ministry of Home Affairs.”
Wow, we loved Sushma Swaraj’s sense of humor. God knows why she deleted the tweet but she surely knows to handle queries like a boss. You are awesome ma’am.
Even president of Afghanistan replied and said;
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
“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.”
Haha, of course, he’s a precious asset and no one would give him away.