The star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan recently celebrated his 25th birthday. Rashid enjoyed the special occasion with his current national teammates in an unexpected and fun way. The moment turned even more joyous after Afghan all-rounder and Rashid’s close friend Mohammad Nabi decided to add an element of surprise to the celebration by bursting a balloon from behind Rashid.
Rashid Khan’s birthday bash
Rashid’s 25th birthday on Wednesday (September 20) was marked with a memorable celebration surrounded by his fellow Afghan teammates. The festivities included the customary cake-cutting ceremony, which was captured and shared by Rashid himself on his Instagram account. In the video, Rashid can be seen seated on a couch, flanked by his comrades Naveen ul Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and others.
The balloon bursting surprise from Mohammad Nabi on Rashid Khan’s birthday
As Rashid prepared to cut his birthday cake, little did he know that his dear friend Nabi had a surprise up his sleeve. Just as the knife touched the cake, Nabi burst a balloon behind Rashid with a loud pop. The sudden and unexpected noise startled Rashid, causing a look of shock and surprise to flash across his face. However, as the initial shock subsided, Rashid joined in the laughter along with Nabi and the rest of the team. The video of this humorous moment quickly went viral on the internet, leaving fans in fits of laughter.
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Here’s the video:
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Rashid Khan’s cricketing commitments:
While Rashid enjoyed this light-hearted birthday celebration with his teammates, his professional commitments remain crucial to Afghanistan cricket. Recently, Rashid represented Afghanistan during the Asia Cup 2023. However, the team faced a disappointing outing and couldn’t advance to the Super 4 stage.
Looking ahead, Afghanistan’s focus will now shift to the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, which is set to kick off on October 5 in India. As a vital cog in the Afghan cricket machinery, Rashid’s experience and talent will be instrumental in the team’s campaign during this prestigious event.
Afghanistan’s road to the ODI World Cup 2023
Before embarking on their ODI World Cup journey, Afghanistan’s national cricket team will engage in two warm-up fixtures against South Africa and Sri Lanka. These practice matches will provide the team with valuable experience and allow them to fine-tune their skills for the tournament. Nevertheless, the action officially begins for Afghanistan when they face Bangladesh in their opening match on October 7.
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