The Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan revealed that he has been home for just twenty-five days in the last five years. He said he doesn’t get to spend enough time with his family.
The No.1 T20I bowler has made headlines with his impressive performances across T20 leagues in the world. Rashid Khan has put his Afghanistan team on the map, and is the pride of his nation. While starting off, he was just a 17-year-old but now, he leads the bowling attack for most of the sides he plays for.
Recently, Rashid Khan opened up on the effects of playing across multiple countries. Since he is extremely active in most of the leagues, Rashid doesn’t get to spend much time with his close ones. Talking to Guardian, Rashid said:
“In the last five years I’ve spent about 25 days at home. I didn’t have that opportunity to celebrate my achievement with the family because I was just so busy. I forgot my achievements and that hurts sometimes. it is the start of my career so I have to struggle. It means I don’t get enough time to be with the family.”
“There will be no single spot to sit” – Rashid Khan
Talking about the possibility of seeing cricket in Afghanistan, Rashid Khan was excited and hoped to see it turn to reality soon. He feels that the crowds would throng the stadium and there wouldn’t be a single seat left.
“Wherever I go I see international players playing at home in front of their crowds, getting the support, getting all the love. We so much want the same in our country. Our people, they love cricket, they love sport. The moment we have a series back home it will be massive. There will be no single spot to sit,” Rashid said.
Rashid spoke about the possibility of seeing West Indies play in Afghanistan. Since the Windies side is power-packed with big hitters like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, the Afghan crowd would be happy to see a few sixes being tonked.
“It depends on the format. If you’re playing T20, definitely you will take West Indies. If you ask people back home, they are the biggest fans of West Indies cricket. They love all the big sixes,” the leg-spinner concluded.