Zadran honors Afghan nationals facing Pakistan expulsion for security.
At the ICC World Cup 2023, Zadran made the comment during the post-match ceremony after his team shocked Pakistan with an eight wicket victory. This made it even harder for the Green Shirts to advance to the tournament’s semifinals.
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in their first-ever one-day match, scoring 283 runs in the final over.
In a brief interview, Zadran praised fellow opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and stated that they had been “playing together since the under-16 days.” “I wanted to go out there with a positive mind and positive intent and I did it,” Zadran added.
He said, “I am feeling very glad for myself, for my country.” “And I will say that I would like to dedicate this man of the match [award] to those individuals who were returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan.” In light of an increase in terrorist attacks around the nation, Pakistani officials have stated in recent weeks that they wish to address the problem of illegal immigrants, the majority of whom are Afghan nationals, and strengthen border security.
Following their devastating loss to Pakistan, Afghanistan’s coach Jonathan Trott also declared on Monday that the “sky’s the limit” for his squad.
Former England batsman Trott said, “I think the two opening batters that we have are very, very exceptionally talented young players and the sky’s the limit for both of them.” “My advice to them is to simply keep improving your own game and play in your own unique style. They are different kinds of players,” he continued.