T20 World Cup- Rashid Khan eyes World Cup glory, not wedding bells: Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan has put an end to marriage rumours and speculations. The 23-year-old said that the only thing in his mind right now is T20 World Cup. The leg-spin wizard is key to Afghanistan is the showpiece event that would bring some happiness to the country facing unprecedented times after the resurgence of the Taliban. Speaking to AFP about speculations on his private life, Rashid Khan denied he ever said, “I will marry when Afghanistan win a World Cup.” For more T20 WORLD CUP Live updates, follow InsideSport.in
“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 Khan, whose family lives in Nangarhar in the eastern part of Afghanistan.
T20 World Cup: Rashid Khan puts an end to marriage rumours, says, ‘eyes on World Cup glory, not wedding bells’
“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,” he added.
Rashid Khan, who made his Afghanistan debut when he was 17, is one of international cricket’s most in-demand players.
He has already played 51 T20 international matches and more than 280 games in the format for franchises around the world.
A lucrative career has seen him ply his trade in England, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and, of course, the IPL in India where he has been a regular for Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2017.
T20 World Cup- Rashid Khan eyes World Cup glory, not wedding bells: He has 95 wickets in T20 internationals with an average of just 12.63 and in 2020 was voted the ICC’s Cricketer of the Decade in the format.
On the low, slow wickets of the Gulf, spin will be key. “I think it will be a spinners’ World Cup,” said Rashid. For more T20 WC Live updates, follow InsideSport.in