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Ace spinner dedicates award to blast victims

Ace spinner dedicates award to blast victims

May 26, 2018 - 12:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon’s spin prodigy Rashid Khan has devoted his man of the match award to victims of a bomb attack on a cricket match in Jalalabad.

A week ago, at least eight people were killed in a series of bomb explosions at a cricket match in Nangarhar’s capital. The attack took place as hundreds of people gathered at to watch a night-time cricket tournament.

In Friday’s encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rashid shone with the bat (34 off 10 deliveries) and the ball (3/19) to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) marching into the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In recognition of his brilliant all-round performance, the ace spinner was adjudged the man of the match. "I want to dedicate this award to those who lost their lives in a blast during a cricket game in my hometown."

At the post-match presentation ceremony, the 19-year-old was quoted as saying by India Today: "It was much-needed for me, wanted to give my 100 per cent in all departments.”

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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