It's the IPL final tonight between Chennai Super Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad. We don't know about the result or who's going to win tonight, but Rashid Khan is already a winner for his moving gesture.
Rashid Khan first scored a smashing 34 runs in 10 balls (in the crucial time) and later came to haunt the batsmen and took 3 major wickets, during the last match between SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
After KKR lost the match to SRH by 14 runs and the latter went into the finals, the 19-year-old world's No.1 T20 bowler was awarded with the well-deserved 'Man of the Match' award, for his exceptional all-round performance.
While we were recuperating from the performance of SRH's 19-year-old superstar, Rashid Khan won our hearts with his moving gesture.
Earlier this month, there was a blast during a cricket game held in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. When he was given the award, Rashid got really emotional and took the opportunity to dedicate his award to all those who lost their lives.
He reportedly said, “I want to dedicate this award to those who lost their lives in a blast during a cricket game in my hometown back home.”
Rashid first received praise from Sachin Tendulkar and later Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who called him a hero.
Always felt @rashidkhan_19 was a good spinner but now I wouldn't hesitate in saying he is the best spinner in the world in this format. Mind you, he's got some batting skills as well. Great guy.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2018
Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan. I am also thankful to our Indian friends for giving our players a platform to show their skills. Rashid reminds us whats best about Afg. He remains an asset to the cricketing world. No we are not giving him away. @narendramodi— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 25, 2018
Indian cricket lovers were moved by Rashid Khan's performance and his sweet gesture for those who died. In fact, Twitter flooded the internet with messages asking to give Rashid Khan to India.May 25, 2018
Sir..Rashid dedo... Kejriwal lelo...Wo u turn specialist hai— Digvi (@digvijayptnk28) May 25, 2018
Teen jadeja ko deke ek rashid ko dedo ashraf ghani sahab + sreesanth free.— NITISH BHARADWAJ (@CDemocrazy) May 25, 2018
Take Shahrukh Khan, Give Rashid Khan.— Ravi Mishra (@G33kBoyRavi) May 25, 2018
Jokes apart, it will be highly exciting to see who will win the match tonight – 'Thala' MS Dhoni's CSK or SunRisers Hyderabad.