In the 22nd match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 8 wickets and won their second game of the tournament. In a high-voltage game, young Afghani batters outplayed Pakistan's experienced and skilled bowling unit. With this victory, Afghanistan has emerged as one of the biggest threats in the ongoing tournament.
After the historic victory, Afghanistan star Rashid Khan thanked fans while taking a round of the ground with his teammates. The love and fondness Afghanistan has received led them to celebrate their win with the fans. Meanwhile, a video from the victory lap is going viral on social media. In the viral video, Rashid can be seen dancing with former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan.
Here is the video:
Irfan Pathan dancing with Rashid Khan.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 23, 2023
- Video of the day from Chepauk...!!!pic.twitter.com/ijoMGqKht1
It's worth noting that both Irfan and Rashid share a great bond, and their bromance was captured on camera. Later on, while sharing the pictures of their dance, Irfan revealed that Rashid fulfilled his promise, and so did he. He said, "Rashid Khan fulfilled his promise, and I fulfilled mine. Well done, guys". It's worth noting that after India, Afghanistan is one of the most supported teams in the ongoing tournament.
Pakistani bowling felt mediocre against Afghanistan
After posting a competitive total of 282/7 in 50 overs, Pakistani bowlers had an upper hand in the game. The bowling unit failed to take wickets with new ball while Afghani batters brilliantly stitched partnerships. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran added 130 runs for the first wicket. Gurbaz, in his innings, scored 65 runs off 53 balls with the help of nine fours and a six.
Meanwhile, Zadran, in his innings, scored 87 runs off 113 balls with the help of ten boundaries. After their departure, Afghanistan skipper Hasmatullah Shahidi, along with Rahmat Shah, added an unbeaten 96 runs for the third wicket. Shah, in his innings, scored an unbeaten 74 runs off 84 balls with the help of five boundaries and two sixes. It's worth noting that this is Afghanistan's second win in the ongoing tournament; earlier, they defeated the defending champions, England.