Afghanistan are currently playing a three-match ODI series against the West Indies in Lucknow. The series got underway at the Ekana Stadium on Wednesday as West Indies beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
While the Afghan team failed to grab eyeballs with their performance, one Afghanistani fan surely grabbed a lot of attention in Lucknow. The name of the fan is Sher Khan who stands at a gigantic height of 8 feet 2 inch. Khan is a cricket fan from Kabul and has come to Lucknow to witness the battle between the two countries.
However, according to a report by a leading media network, Khan has been facing some bizarre problems for his height. He has been moving around from one hotel to another for accommodation but has been denied any because of his height and giant-like appearance.
Reportedly, due to lack of options, Khan took help from local police to find a hotel. He went to the Naka Police Station where he described his situation. Police verified his credentials and documents before taking him to Hotel Rajdhani to stay.
Khan told the hotel staff that how the room was uncomfortable for him as the bed was short and he had to sleep with his legs hanging out. The washroom also was reportedly 'inconvenient' and so were the chairs. The news of the 'tall man' spread like wildfire in the area and scores of people came to the hotel to see Khan. He finally had to be escorted by the police to the Ekana stadium to watch the match where, again, he was the centre of attraction.
Khan also asked the hotel staff about tourist spots in Lucknow and wanted to visit them but because of his height, he could not get into an auto. He will be staying in Lucknow for the next four days before he flies back to Afghanistan.
Afghanistan are playing all their international home fixtures in India due to political issues. The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun served as their home from 2018 to 2019.