WATCH: Afghanistan cricketer gives monetary aid to poor people to celebrate Diwali in Ahmedabad

Afghanistan finished their campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 with a commendable sixth position. One of their players was seen distributing money to poor people to celebrate Diwali.

Sarah Andrew
Nov 12, 2023 11:26 IST
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Afghanistan had a very good tournament in the ODI World Cup 2023. The Asian side achieved several historic firsts in their campaign. For the first time in their World Cup history, Afghanistan won more than one match in a single World Cup tournamnet. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, Afghanistan won 4 matches in a single tournament. They achieved a lot more as a team. 

For the first time in a World Cup match, Afghanistan defeated the likes of England, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. All those teams were former world champions. Against Pakistan, Afghanistan chased down 283, which is the highest chase by any team against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup. Against Australia, Afghanistan posted 291 runs, their highest-ever score in a World Cup match.

Ibrahim Zadran scored the first-ever hundred for a batter from Afghanistan in the World Cup history. Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Rahmat Shah were impressive. As a team, Afghanistan gave tough fights to teams like India, South Africa, and Australia. To finish sixth in a tournament with a round-robin format is a great feat for a team like Afghanistan. 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz helps poor people in Ahmedabad

In their last match in the tournament, Afghanistan faced South Africa in Narendra Modi stadium. Afghanistan lost the match by 5 wickets in Ahmedabad, but impressed fans with their play. But what impressed the fans even more was the gesture of Rahmanullah Gurbaz outside the field. The wicketkeeper batter was seen helping the poor people to celebrate Diwali in Ahmedabad. 

In a viral video on the internet, Gurbaz was seen distributing money to the poor people on the streets of Ahmedabad. Gurbaz was reportedly seen in a cab and stepped out of it to distribute money to poor people. At midnight, the video was recorded by a person, who was shocked to see Gurbaz distributing money to the people. It won the hearts of millions of fans, who commented well about Gurbaz and his will to help poor people. 

Watch the video of Gurbaz distributing money to the poor people here -

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