Afghanistan’s cricket sensation, Rashid Khan, has introduced his noble gesture of donating his match charges from the ICC Cricket World Cup to assist the victims of the latest devastating earthquake in his homeland. The highly effective 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Herat in western Afghanistan, leading to a tragic lack of greater than 2,400 lives, with over 2,000 people injured and at the least 1,300 houses destroyed. This calamity occurred simply 16 months after one other main earthquake hit the nation in June 2022, claiming a thousand lives.
Rashid Khan, who captains Afghanistan’s T20 staff and is a outstanding sporting determine from the nation, has constantly proven a deep dedication to the welfare of his fellow countrymen. Now, on this crucial time, he has pledged his assist to assist Afghanistan recuperate from this catastrophe.
In a heartfelt message on social media, Rashid Khan, who’s at present in India for the Cricket World Cup, expressed his profound unhappiness over the earthquake’s devastation and his willpower to help the victims.
He said, “I realized with nice unhappiness concerning the tragic penalties of the earthquake that struck the western provinces (Herat, Farah, and Badghis) of Afghanistan.
I realized with nice unhappiness concerning the tragic penalties of the earthquake that struck the western provinces (Herat, Farah, and Badghis) of Afghanistan.
I’m donating all of my #CWC23 match charges to assist the affected individuals.
Quickly, we shall be launching a fundraising marketing campaign to… pic.twitter.com/dHAO1IGQlq
– Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) October 8, 2023
I’m donating all of my #CWC23 match charges to assist the affected individuals. Quickly, we shall be launching a fundraising marketing campaign to name upon those that can assist the individuals in want.”
The preliminary earthquake, which struck on October 7, was adopted by eight sturdy aftershocks, multiplying the harm. Rescue groups are on the bottom in Herat province, the place the earthquake’s epicenter was positioned, offering much-needed aid to survivors.
On the identical day because the earthquake, Afghanistan commenced their World Cup marketing campaign with a match in opposition to Bangladesh, however they confronted defeat. Regardless of being requested to bat first, they managed to attain simply 156 runs earlier than being bowled out in 37.3 overs. Opening batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the very best scorer for Afghanistan with a knock of 47 off 62 balls.
Rashid Khan, identified for his all-round skills, contributed solely 9 runs from 16 balls earlier than being bowled by Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan. Within the second innings, the leg spinner remained wicketless in his 9-over spell, conceding 48 runs.
Afghanistan’s subsequent match within the 2023 World Cup is in opposition to hosts India on October 11 at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium.