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WATCH: Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi tells captain Rashid Khan to ‘shut up’

WATCH: Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi tells captain Rashid Khan to ‘shut up’

The playful exchange between Farooqi and Khan highlights the strong team spirit within the Afghan squad.

A lighthearted moment unfolded during Afghanistan’s post-match celebration after their T20 World Cup victory over Papua New Guinea. Player of the Match, Fazalhaq Farooqi, found himself in a playful tug-of-war between his winning performance and his skipper Rashid Khan’s sense of humor.

Fazalhaq Farooqi secures Super 8 spot

Farooqi’s three crucial wickets for just 16 runs were instrumental in restricting PNG to a meagre 95 runs. Afghanistan chased down the target comfortably, securing their spot in the T20 World Cup Super 8 stage.

Post-Match Shenanigans ft Rashid Khan

During the post-match interview with Ian Bishop, Farooqi was the designated speaker. However, his captain, Rashid Khan, couldn’t resist a little fun. Khan’s playful antics near the camera were clearly intended to make Farooqi laugh.

“You Shut Up”: Lighthearted Request

Fazalhaq Farooqi, determined to deliver his winning speech, maintained his composure while playfully requesting, “You shut up,” directed at his captain. The lighthearted comment drew a chuckle from both players and Bishop.

Ian Bishop, ever the professional, ensured no confusion. “Just to be clear, that wasn’t for me?” he inquired, to which Farooqi replied with a smile, “That’s for Rashid.”

Pride and Playfulness

As the interview concluded, Bishop acknowledged both the national pride and the team spirit. “I’m sure your nation is proud of you and Rashid is proud of you too,” he said. Farooqi, clearly enjoying the camaraderie, finished with, “He is trying to make me laugh, but I am not laughing (smiles).”

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Afghanistan soar to Super 8s

With this victory, Afghanistan secured the top spot in Group C. Their dominant performance across all three matches propelled them to the Super 8 stage, joining West Indies from their group. This win also meant New Zealand’s elimination from the tournament.

The playful exchange between Farooqi and Khan highlights the strong team spirit within the Afghan squad. While focused on delivering a winning performance, they don’t shy away from a bit of lighthearted fun, a testament to their positive team environment.

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