IPL 2021: Rashid Khan’s Big Reaction on Kabul Blasts: – The multiple blasts that rocked Kabul on Thursday has left Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) star player Rashid Khan heartbroken.
“Kabul is bleeding again, stop killing Afghan Please,” Rashid wrote on his Twitter handle.
Kabul is bleeding again 😢😢💔💔
STOP KILLING AFGHAN PLEASE 🙏🙏😢😢🇦🇫🇦🇫
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 26, 2021
The Associated Press, quoting Russian officials, reported that at least 13 people were killed and 13 wounded in the twin suicide bombings.
The explosions took place amid a scramble by various countries to evacuate their citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul before the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops.
Rashid has been voicing his concern regarding the safety of Afghan people and has even appealed to world leaders to step in and stop the killings.
“Dear World Leaders! My country is in chaos, thousand of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred everyday, houses & properties being destructed. Thousand families displaced.. Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans & destroying Afghaniatan Flag of Afghanistan. We want peace,” Rashid had wrote.
Dear World Leaders! My country is in chaos,thousand of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred everyday, houses & properties being destructed.Thousand families displaced..
Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans & destroying Afghaniatan🇦🇫.
We want peace.🙏
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 10, 2021
Recently, the cricketer was spotted with Afghanistan’s flag painted on his face during a match of The Hundred. Representing Trent Rockets in the eliminator against Southern Brave, Rashid painted Afghanistan’s flag in his face.
Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen made a revelation that Rashis is indeed worried about the situation in Afghanistan.
“There’s a lot of things that are happening at home. We had a long chat here on the boundary talking about it and he’s worried: he can’t get his family out of Afghanistan and there’s a lot of things happening for him,” Pietersen told Sky Sports.
While the unrest continues in Kabul, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of sports in Afghanistan. The Taliban also took control of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) but head of media operations Hikmat Hassan recently said that Taliban don’t have problem with cricket.
“The Taliban don’t have any issue or problem with cricket, and they have told us that we can continue our work as planned,” said Hassan as quoted by Reuters.
On Afghanistan’s participation in the T20 World Cup, Hassan said, “We are confident we will be able to take part and will be preparing for it over the coming weeks. I don’t think there will be a problem.”