Afghan player Ibrahim Zadran dedicated his match-winning performance to the Afghan immigrants who are being deported from Pakistan.
In an electrifying match at the ICC World Cup 2023, Afghanistan’s batter, Ibrahim Zadran, clinched the Player of the Match award for his fantastic performance, helping his team secure a resounding 8-wicket victory over Pakistan. Zadran’s impressive innings of 87 runs turned the tide in favor of Afghanistan.
What made Zadran’s moment even more special was his touching gesture of dedicating his award to the Afghan nationals who had been forcibly sent back to Afghanistan from Pakistan. “I played with a positive mindset. The partnership with Gurbaz was crucial. We’ve known each other for a long time and have built significant partnerships in the past,” Zadran commented, highlighting the camaraderie between the two players.
He went on to say, “I am thrilled for myself and my country. I dedicate my Player of the Match award to my fellow countrymen who were forcibly returned from Pakistan,” underscoring his commitment to the well-being of Afghanistan and its people.
Before Afghanistan’s remarkable run chase, Pakistan had set a target of 282 runs for Afghanistan to chase down in their allotted 50 overs. Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, was the anchor of their innings with a stellar performance, scoring 77 runs. Additionally, Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed made valuable contributions to Pakistan’s total. However, Afghanistan’s spinner, Noor Ahmad, emerged as the star bowler for his team, claiming three crucial wickets that played a pivotal role in restricting Pakistan.
His comments have left many cricket fans in Pakistan sad and disappointed. They argued that the action is only being taken against illegal Afghan immigrants. Moreover, the player is slammed for mixing politics with sports. Cricket fans in Pakistan demand the ICC to take action against the player for his remarks against Pakistan.