Taliban minister congratulates captain Rashid Khan after Afghanistan reach T20 World Cup semifinals – WATCH | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Afghan cricket team’s thrilling eight-run triumph over Bangladesh on Tuesday sparked joyous celebrations across Afghanistan. This historic win secured their maiden entry into the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup.
In a nail-biting encounter, Afghanistan managed to edge past Bangladesh, setting up a semi-final clash against South Africa.
Following this unprecedented achievement by the Afghan team in reaching the semi-finals of a major tournament, Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister of the Taliban administration, personally reached out to captain Rashid Khan to extend his congratulations.
Afghanistan Cricket Board posted the video and captioned it saying: “The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Mr. Amir Khan Muttaqi, congratulated Rashid Khan, the captain of the Afghan team, for reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and wished the team more success. You can listen to their full telephone conversation here.”

Unprecedented festivities broke out in several cities across Afghanistan following the national cricket team’s historic achievement of reaching the World Cup semi-finals, a first for the nation.

Massive crowds assembled in Kabul, the capital, as well as in Khost, Jalalabad, and other urban centers to rejoice in the remarkable victory, which also knocked out the mighty Australians from the tournament.

Afghanistan will face South Africa in the semi-final match scheduled for Thursday at the Brian Lara Stadium at Tarouba in Trinidad.


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