Rashid Khan squashes rumour he will marry if Afghanistan win World Cup

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan has cleared up a quote misattributed to him which has resurfaced.

It has been reported that Rashid Khan said he would get married in Afghanistan win the World Cup, however the spinner has clarified that what he actually said is that his focus is on cricket at the moment.

With ICC tournaments coming thick and fast over the next few years, the 23-year-old has no intention to get involved in off-field entanglements.

“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

“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.”

Rashid Khan hopes for a spinner’s World Cup

Rashid has been backed by many to have a huge impact on the T20 World Cup and the spinner expects the slow bowlers to get more and more purchase as the tournament goes on.

“I think it will be a spinners’ World Cup,” said Rashid.

“The wickets here are mostly very good for spinners, so I think that’s the main reason most of the teams have more spinners in their attack.

“What I noticed during the Indian Premier League (the conclusion of which was also played in the UAE) was that wickets were good but there was not that much spin,” said Rashid.

“But I think the more we play in this World Cup we might see wickets which are a bit different and the more you play on these tracks it becomes slower and slower and they will be handy for spinners.”

Glenn Maxwell keeping things simple for T20 World Cup

Afghanistan will have to compete with India, Pakistan, New Zealand and two teams from the T20 World Cup’s Round One to earn a place in the semi-finals, but Rashid feels they have just as much of a chance as any other team.

“Well it’s T20 and anyone can beat anyone on the day,” said Rashid.

“We have a mixture of both experienced and young players and most importantly it’s quite balanced with a few all-rounders which makes the side very balanced, especially in T20 when you have more of that all-round option.”

Afghanistan lost their first warm-up match against South Africa before recording a resounding victory over the West Indies in their final tune up.