A blow on the helmet prevented Rashid Khan from taking the field on fire in a match between New Zealand and Afghanistan but it is informed that he is doing much better now. He might be taken to the hospital for further treatment and tests but he is feeling much better now.
It was during the 34th over of the Afghanistan innings that Rashid faced a blow on his helmet by the New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson after which the ball actually rolled and in turn let to his wicket being taken. After his dismissal he was immediately taken from the field and it was later informed that Rashid was taken off the field for precautionary measures.
“He’s feeling now better. If you have a ball bowled at 140-plus kmph hit you, it obviously realise something. The doctor said don’t go to the field but now he’s feeling well. So he needed rest. So obviously we have a couple of days. He’s fine now. I asked the physio if he needed rest; he had some headache. We have a rest of one week before the next game. So now he’s feeling well. He should go to hospital and check for some tests,” said Naib
We’re trying to put our best in the ground, every player is just trying to do his best
With Rashid off the field, Afghanistan wasn’t able to defense it better and this let New Zealand to take home a victory which sums up to three out three wins for the Kiwi team. Afghanistan on the other hand is in the same place as South Africa, after facing three straight defeats in the early part of the World Cup and will have to win all the matches now in order to make it to the semi-finals of the tournament.
“Obviously we played three games already. So we’re trying to put our best in the ground, so everyone, every player is just trying to do his best. But it’s cricket, so it’s tough cricket, tough team. They didn’t give a single chance to us. So we needed momentum for our batting today. We had a good start in batting, so this is a positive thing, and also with the ball, Aftab and Hamid bowled really well at the start,” he said.
So this is most important to find the batting side.
He further said that the team hasn’t lost any morale for all those defeats. “So, this is a small thing. If you go for the good start or winning the match you should be play 50 overs game. So this is most important to find the batting side. And obviously, in this kind of team, you should play and put a good total on the board. We run from that. We lost three games. But the morale is still high of the boys. We need one good match, and then it will be difficult for the others,” he concluded.