SBS – Afghan teen sensation Rashid Khan has cricket fans in India pleading for him to be awarded citizenship after he almost single-handedly carried Sunrisers Hyderabad into Sunday’s Indian Premier League final.

Summary

  • Afghan teen sensation Rashid Khan has cricket fans in India pleading for him to be awarded citizenship after he almost single-handedly carried Sunrisers Hyderabad into Sunday’s Indian Premier League final.
  • Rashid smashed an unbeaten 34 off 10 balls to lift Hyderabad’s innings to 7-174 before leaving the Kolkata Knight Riders spellbound with his fast leg-spinners, claiming 3-19 in his four overs.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Rashid Khan.
  • “Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan,” he said on Twitter tagging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Hyderabad paid 40 million rupees ($US590,580) at last year’s auction to land the leg-spinner from Afghanistan, where cricket is highly popular but sporting facilities are pitifully inadequate after decades of war.


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