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World Cup 2019: Iceland Cricket Posts An Apology For Rashid Khan On Twitter

Rashid Khan didn’t experience the best of outings in Manchester on Tuesday. He was taken apart for 110 runs in his nine overs and these were also the worst figures for a spinner in ODI cricket ever. The leggie has been doing well for Afghanistan over the years but this World Cup hasn’t been good for him so far. He has picked only three wickets after sending down 31.5 overs.

He conceded the 100th run of his spell in 8.1 overs which was also the fastest ever much to Rashid’s dismay. Soon after the record, the Iceland Cricket’s Twitter handle took a dig at Afghanistan bowler and trolled him stating, “Well batted young man.” This hasn’t gone down well with a lot of former and current cricketers as they slammed Iceland Cricket for the same right, left and centre.

The home team eventually went on to win the match by 150 runs and moved to the top of the points table. Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, and Rahmat Shah tried hard, but their efforts went in vain. Thereafter, Rashid somewhat became a butt of jokes on social media. Iceland Cricket also took a sly dig at the Young Turk for his horrendous show versus Eoin Morgan’s men.

“We’ve just heard that Rashid Khan has scored Afghanistan’s first century of the #CWC19! Wow! 110 from 56 balls. The most runs ever scored by a bowler in the World Cup or something. Well batted young man. #ENGvAFG #AFGvENG,” the tweet read.

We’re really sorry

However, Rashid’s bashing didn’t gown well with the cricketing fraternity. Englishmen Jofra Archer and Luke Wright, along with New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi and Australia’s Jason Gillespie criticized them for the message. India’s Bishan Singh Bedi was also pretty critical of the tweet. Later, Iceland Cricket made an apology for the tweet. In their message, they also tagged Archer, Sodhi, Wright, and Sodhi.

Apologizing for the previous tweet, Iceland Cricket wrote: “We’re really sorry. Mick Lewis goes for 113 off 60. Stuart Broad goes for 36 off 6. Ben Stokes goes for 24 off 4. Everybody had a laugh at them. We didn’t see this as any different. But evidently, it is. Hands up. We apologize. @JofraArcher @lukewright204 @ish_sodhi @dizzy259,”