Rashid Khan expressed profound sadness in response to the earthquake in Afghanistan and has pledged to assist the victims by donating his World Cup fees.
In the world of cricket, amidst the usual stories of victories and defeats, moments of genuine kindness and compassion often shine through. The 2023 World Cup has provided one such heartwarming instance, with Afghanistan’s premier leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, making a heartfelt announcement. He has expressed his intention to donate his World Cup earnings to aid the victims of the devastating earthquake that recently struck his homeland.
On October 7, a powerful earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 6.3, rocked Afghanistan’s Herath province. The catastrophe has resulted in a staggering number of casualties, with over 2,000 reported deaths and more than 10,000 people sustaining injuries.
Rashid Khan, presently in India for the ICC World Cup 2023, has made a generous pledge to donate his entire match fees to aid the earthquake victims. In a heartfelt message shared on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, the leg-spinner expressed his deep sorrow upon learning about the tragic consequences.
“I am donating all of my #CWC23 match fees to help the affected people. Soon, we will be launching a fundraising campaign to call upon those who can support the people in need,” he wrote.
This compassionate and selfless gesture from the player has garnered praise not only from his teammates but also from fans around the world.
I learned with great sadness about the tragic consequences of the earthquake that struck the western provinces (Herat, Farah, and Badghis) of Afghanistan.— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) October 8, 2023
I am donating all of my #CWC23 match fees to help the affected people.
Soon, we will be launching a fundraising campaign to… pic.twitter.com/dHAO1IGQlq
The Afghanistan cricket team is confronted with a formidable challenge in this tournament, facing strong opponents throughout. Their campaign began with a disappointing loss to Bangladesh in their opening match on Saturday, a six-wicket defeat that served as a setback for the team.
To make amends, they must address their shortcomings in the matches ahead. Their next encounter is against India, a team that enters the match with renewed confidence after securing a convincing victory against Australia in their previous outing.
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Last Updated on October 9, 2023