The Afghanistan cricket team is in India for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Hashmatullah Shahidi, the team’s captain, posted a video on Instagram where he interacted with an Indian taxi driver. This occurred as they strive for a place in the knockout stages of the tournament.
The video showed Shahidi having a conversation with the taxi driver and sharing his feelings. He mentioned that the driver refused to accept payment for the ride, and Shahidi expressed how touched the entire team was by the warmth and kindness they’ve received in India.
“This taxi driver hasn’t charged us for the ride, I’m sure it would have been his half-day income,” Shahidi wrote on his Instagram handle. “This taxi driver hasn’t charged us for the ride. I’m sure it would have been his half day income. Respect to the guy. It means a lot to us.”
”Overwhelmed by the love, respect and affection people have shown us wherever we go since we have arrived in India,” Hasmatullah Shahidi captioned the post on his Instagram account.
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Afghanistan’s captain talks about their amazing win in the World Cup against Pakistan
Afghanistan easily won the match by eight wickets with an extra over left, even though it was tough to chase 283 runs on a pitch in Chennai that had unpredictable bounce. Following a surprising and impressive win against Pakistan, Afghanistan’s captain Hashmatullah Shahidi expressed their desire for more victories in the ongoing ODI World Cup.
This unexpected triumph, their second in the World Cup and their first-ever 50-over cricket victory against Pakistan, left cricket fans and experts in disbelief. Afghanistan achieved this by delivering a fantastic all-around performance and defeating their neighbours by eight wickets on a challenging Chennai pitch.
Afghanistan has defeated two strong cricket teams, Pakistan and the reigning champions England. This victory has pushed Afghanistan up to the sixth position in the points table. The Afghanistan team will face Sri Lanka in their upcoming match on October 30 at the high-scoring Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.