After Afghanistan defeated England, who was the boy hugging Mujeeb ur Rahman? | Star Spinner reveals
Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman made a touching revelation to the cricket world when he said that, contrary to popular belief, the young fan he comforted following Afghanistan's victory over England at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi was not actually from Afghanistan. Rather, it was a small Indian boy who was ecstatic about Afghanistan's victory.
Afghanistan chased a target of 285 runs and showed a well-rounded performance, dismissing England for 215 runs in 40.3 overs. They have only won twice in the World Cup; their last triumph came eight years ago in Australia during the 2015 competition, where they triumphed over Scotland.
A heartfelt moment that was caught on camera and went viral showed Mujeeb consoling the young fan in tears.
On X (formerly twitter), Mujeeb clarified, "It's not an Afghan boy; it's one young Indian boy so happy for our win," in response to the general belief that the boy was Afghan.
In addition, he expressed his gratitude to the audience for their unwavering love and support and said he looked forward to their ongoing assistance going forward.
"Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting this small Delhi boy. "Cricket is an emotion, not just a game," Mujeeb stated, expressing his appreciation for the team's support.
"A huge thank you to all of our incredible supporters who came out to see us last night. The support and love are so overwhelming.
We appreciate your unwavering support and look forward to having you continue to do so in the future. Thank you, Delhi, Mujeeb continued.
The Afghan cricket team was particularly moved by this heartwarming moment because their nation had just seen devastating earthquakes. After winning Player of the Match, Mujeeb ur Rahman dedicated his prize to the Afghans who had been impacted by the earthquakes.
The Afghan cricket team is getting ready to play New Zealand at Chepauk on Wednesday as part of their 2023 Cricket World Cup journey.