ODI World Cup 2023: Jaffer Takes Shot at Vaughan; Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina Wish Afghanistan's Win Against England
In the 13th match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan defeated England, opening their account with two points.
The team led by Hashmatullah Shahidi made history when they defeated the reigning champions by 69 runs to win the tournament for the first time.
Afghanistan had one of the most memorable days in their cricket history as they defeated England for the first time ever in any format—just their second victory overall in the tournament's history.
Afghanistan was asked to bat first and, thanks to the batting prowess of star opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who smashed a half-century and went on to score 80 runs, they set a formidable target of 285 runs.
They won spectacularly, bowling the Jos Buttler-led team for 215 runs in 40.3 overs. They were also clinical with the ball.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who each took three wickets, were the key combination with the ball because of their potent spin.
"Being here at the World Cup and defeating the champions is a very proud moment." We all worked really hard to get here, so it's a fantastic accomplishment for the team. We defeated a very strong team. At the post-match presentation, Mujeeb—who was named Player of the Match—said, "It was a wonderful performance from the bowlers and the batters."
Fans and experts alike reacted quickly to congratulate the Afghanistan cricket team on a memorable day.
In a lighthearted manner, former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer made fun of former England captain Michael Vaughan. Jaffer wrote, "Hope you're ok, Michael Vaughan," on X.
Many other cricket players, meanwhile, praised Afghanistan's enormous effort in the match. Many others sent their congratulations to the Asian team, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian player Suresh Raina.
"Team Afghanistan played incredibly well today, winning excitingly against England." The group's skill and resolve were evident. Fantastic work, boys!" Raina composed.
It's been quite the day, according to Dinesh Karthik, who works on the tournament commentary panel. Worthwhile but exhausting. Congratulations, Afghanistan. I liked the fervour that was evident. Sleep time. Aloha."