International Cricket Council (ICC) Global Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar Upcoming match against Australia at Wankhede Stadium world cup 2023 Met the Afghanistan team before the match. On the eve of the match, the Afghanistan team is full of confidence. Afghanistan has made many upsets so far and has kept itself as a strong contender to reach the semi-finals. As Afghanistan is dreaming of making it to the last four, Sachin’s meeting with the team will further increase their motivation level. Sachin reached the field during his practice session. Team India’s former star all-rounder Ajay Jadeja is the mentor of this team.
Rashid said it was like a dream
Star spinner Rashid Khan told what this moment means for him as well as the entire team. He told cricketworldcup.com, ‘This is a special moment for everyone. To meet him (Sachin Tendulkar) on a very special occasion here at Wankhede, I think it is a different feeling. And of course, it has given a lot of positive energy to the people of the team. For many players, meeting him is a kind of dream.
Thanks to Sachin
He thanked Sachin for meeting the team before the important match against Australia. Rashid said, ‘I just want to say that thank you very much for coming here. I know many people start cricket after seeing you and you are a role model for everyone in Afghanistan. So on behalf of all of Afghanistan, thank you very much for coming here, for spending this very important time with us. I am sure that this will give a lot of energy to these people, a lot of positive things. And meeting you was everyone’s dream.
Afghanistan has two league matches left
Afghanistan will face Australia on Tuesday and then South Africa in Ahmedabad on Friday. Afghanistan is currently at sixth place in the points table, but its points are equal to New Zealand and Pakistan after seven matches. New Zealand and Pakistan have 8 points after eight matches. Whereas Afghanistan has achieved 8 points in only seven matches.
Afghanistan has made a big change
Talking about Afghanistan’s journey so far, it had to face defeat from Bangladesh and India in the first two matches. But after this, Afghanistan made a big upset by defeating former champion England. Then Afghanistan had to face defeat at the hands of New Zealand in its fourth match. After this, this team made a comeback and defeated strong teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka along with Netherlands.
Controversy in the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Bangladesh has thrown them out of the World Cup today by defeating Sri Lanka in a controversial match. Bangladesh is already out of the World Cup. There was a ruckus in the match on Monday regarding Angelo Mathews. The Bangladeshi captain appealed for time out and Mathews had to be timed out. While the lace of his helmet broke as soon as he came to the crease, Bangladesh did not show sportsmanship and he had to leave the field.