Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan fans vent fury at Rashid Khan
Afghanistan's 20-year-old spinner Rashid Khan was subjected to wrath by Pakistan fans during the Super Four battle of the 2018 Asia Cup.
Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets in a tense match that saw the momentum shifting constantly.
Rashid excelled with figures of 3/46 and almost helped his side to pull off a third straight win.
Here is what happened.
Rashid's send-offs didn't go well with the fans
Rashid has been in commanding form in the tournament. Till now, he has picked up 7 wickets in 3 games.
The player accounted for the dismissal of Babar Azam as well as claimed the scalps of duo Nawaz and Asif Ali.
What angered the fans was his send-off to these players.
Fans criticized him for his antics and some had stern messages for him.
Pakistan won the game at the moment when Rashid khan showed bad expresions by pointing Nawaz to go after taking wicket of him, he was making feel that he is the only best, finally "Goroor Ka Sar Necha" #PAKvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/Brv9KjSBLr— Jihan 🇵🇰 (@jihan_facts) September 21, 2018
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Did arrogance cost the Afghans?
Rashid khan is a good bowler but arrogance cost Afghanistan the game. After bowling out Nawaz he was arrogant with his gestures and next ball he was hit for 6 by number 9 batsmen. Be humble buddy you are not Shane warne #PakvAFG #asiacup2018 #PakvsInd @Gameonha— Moin (@sumcomputersinc) September 21, 2018
Impressions and attitude
Actually... to be very honest Pakistan won the game at the moment when Rashid khan showed bad expresions by pointing Nawaz Ali to go after taking wicket of him... he was making feel that he is the only best ... that is very bad attitude... very bad impression..— Aitezaz Sheikh (@being_aitezaz) September 21, 2018
Pakistan seal nervy encounter
Pakistan got back to winning ways with Imam-ul-Haq scoring an impressive 80.
He was supported well by Babar Azam (66).
The duo gave Pakistan team the foundation before Shoaib Malik turned out to be the hero.
Pakistan lost a flurry of wickets in the middle and the asking rate climbed up above 10.
Malik hit an unbeaten half-century to help Pakistan win.
Pakistan and India gear up for Sunday
Pakistan face India next on Sunday and will look to avenge their earlier defeat. India have been playing extraordinary cricket in the last two matches and thrashed both Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan will look to give a better account of themselves against their arch-rivals.