One of the fans who came all the way from Afghanistan to attend the ODI cricket series between West-Indies and Afghanistan faced problems finding a hotel due to his eight feet tall stature when he arrived in Uttar Pradesh. However, the Lucknow police came to his aid and helped him find board in the city.
The fan from Afghanistan named Sher Khan faced a lot of problems when he stepped in the streets of Lucknow. Khan, who is eight feet two inches tall went to each and every hotel looking for a room for a one-night stay. But due to his unusual height, he couldn't find any suitable accommodation for himself. People of Lucknow were certainly amazed at his tall stature. The hotels reported that they did not give him room for two reasons, one because of his height and second because he looked suspicious.
After hours of struggle, the fan from Afghanistan who had travelled all the way to India to watch the cricket match approached the Naka Police station and asked for help. The Police officials verified his identity and all his documents, they then took him to the Rajdhani Hotel on November 5. Due to his height, he felt uncomfortable as the bed provided to him by the Hotel was short according to him. Khan informed the hotel staff that he couldn't sleep well and even the washroom was ‘inconvenient’. The news about the tall man spread like a fire in the city and everyone gathered outside the Hotel to take a look at him. The police then escorted him to Ekana stadium for the ODI match and he became a sight of attraction for the people. Khan also wanted to visit various tourist spots in Lucknow but he couldn't fit in an auto. Khan will be in Lucknow for the next four days.