Ibrahim Zadran Dedicates POTM Award To Afghanistan People Sent Back From Pakistan, Mocks Ramiz Raja, Watch
On Monday, Afghanistan's batsman Ibrahim Zadran played a crucial role in his team's victory over Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
He scored an impressive 87 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. He was awarded the Player of the Match for his crucial performance in the game, which led to Afghanistan's historic eight-wicket victory over Pakistan, marking their first-ever ODI win against them.
During the post-match presentation, Zadran expressed his gratitude to his fellow countrymen who were recently repatriated from Pakistan. He dedicated his award to them in a heartfelt interaction with commentator Ramiz Raja.
I am feeling extremely happy for myself and proud of my country. "I would like to dedicate this Man of the Match award to the individuals who are being repatriated to Afghanistan from Pakistan," expressed Zadran.
In pursuit of a target of 283 runs, Zadran and Rahmanatullah Gurbaz formed a formidable opening partnership, contributing 130 runs together.
Ibrahim Zadran "I would like to dedicate this POTM award to the people who were sent back from Pakistan to Afghanistan".— 𝐓𝐞𝐣𝐚𝐬 (@Tejask98) October 23, 2023
He said this in front of Ramiz Raja 😂😂😂#PAKvsAFG #CWC23 #PAKvAFGpic.twitter.com/tDIIq20K12
Gurbaz played an impressive innings of 65 runs off 53 balls. Meanwhile, Rahmat Shah and captain Hashatullah Shahidi remained unbeaten, scoring 77 and 48 runs respectively. With six balls remaining, Afghanistan successfully secured victory in the match.
Speaking about his partnership with Gurbaz, the opener expressed his admiration for his partner and stated, "I approached the game with a positive mindset and intention, and I successfully executed it."
Gurbaz and I have played a significant amount of cricket together. Our strong communication skills while running between the wickets are a result of our long-standing partnership, which dates back to our under-16 days.
I really appreciated the support that Gurbaz provided, as it greatly helped us gain momentum in our favour. "I am feeling great about myself and my country," he added.
According to a report by Khaama Press, the state-run radio of Pakistan has stated that on October 21, a total of 3,248 Afghan refugees were repatriated from Pakistan to Afghanistan in a single day.
Pakistani authorities have reported that over 51,000 Afghans have been deported since the announcement of the deadline for the expulsion of undocumented migrants.
According to a news daily based in Pakistan, starting from November 1, the government will implement a new policy that restricts border crossing to individuals who possess valid passports and visas.
This means that crossing the Pak-Afghan border using a Pakistani identity card or Afghan permit will no longer be allowed. There are approximately 1.73 million Afghans residing in Pakistan who do not possess legal documentation.
In a historic moment, Afghanistan achieved a significant victory over Pakistan in ODIs. This remarkable feat was made possible by the exceptional batting performance of the top four batters and Noor Ahmed's outstanding three-wicket haul.
Once again, Pakistan's unfortunate tendency to stumble on unexpected obstacles became evident as they faced a significant defeat at the hands of Afghanistan. It was a remarkable day for the Afghanistan side, who caused a major upset by defeating the Pakistani team by eight wickets in Chennai.