The star spinner of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan, wants to win the T20 World Cup instead of getting married. Rashid, who is 23 years old, is one of the best spinners in the world and his performance will play an important role for his team in the UAE. Rashid denied ever saying that he will marry when Afghanistan win a World Cup.
“Actually, I was so shocked when I heard this because, to be honest, I never made a statement that I will marry once I win the World Cup,” said Rashid, whose family lives in Nangarhar in the eastern part of Afghanistan.
“I just said that in the next few years I have more cricket and three World Cups (the 2021 and 2022 Twenty20 World Cups and the 50-over World Cup in 2023) so my focus will be on cricket rather than on getting married.”
Rashid, who made his debut at the age of 17, has taken 95 T20 international wickets at an average of 12.63.
“I think it will be a spinners’ World Cup,” said Rashid. “The wickets here are mostly very good for spinners, so I think that’s the main reason most of the teams have more spinners in their attack.”
Rashid refused to pick a favourite for the T20 World Cup.
“Well it’s T20 and anyone can beat anyone on the day,” said Rashid, who stepped down from captaincy ahead of the tournament after not being consulted in the squad selection.
“We have a mixture of both experienced and young players and, most importantly, it’s quite balanced with a few all-rounders which make the side very balanced, especially in T20 when you have more of that all-round option.”