Afghanistan suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of England at Old Trafford on 18 June, going down to England by 150 runs. Eoin Morgan scored a century, making 140 off just 71. But it wasn't just Morgan who made a century, an Afghan player did too, except that the runs made were a contribution to the opposition.
Rashid Khan made a unique record for himself in the match, as he conceded 109 runs in his nine overs spell. With this, he became the first spinner to concede 100 plus runs in a one-day international game, that too in a World Cup game. The number one T20 bowler in the world couldn't believe his luck as he was smashed all around the park. It was off Rashid's delivery that England skipper Eoin Morgan brought up his 100 with a huge six.
Netizens, usually on the side of the underdog Afghan team, exchanged friendly banter with Rashid Khan, as his bowling stint became the talk of the Twitterverse. Iceland Cricket, known for their friendly trolls on other teams, tweeted a post for Rashid Khan, 'appreciating' his century. Here's the tweet:
Netizens joined in, either bantering with Rashid Khan on their own or backing him:
Afghanistan will have a tough task in hand to revive their campaign as they face India next on 22 June at Rose Bowl, Southampton.