AFG vs BAN: Only Brian Lara believed in us, he promised… What did Captain Rashid Khan say?

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Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, many cricket greats predicted the names of the top-4 teams, but there was only one great player, who predicted Afghanistan in the top-4 and that was Brian Lara. Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara predicted the names of India, Afghanistan, England and West Indies, three of which reached the semi-finals, while West Indies failed to reach the semi-finals. Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan recalled Brian Lara’s prediction and promised Lara before the start of the tournament that he would do so and he fulfilled his promise. After Afghanistan’s win against Bangladesh, captain Rashid Khan revealed the conversation he had with Brian Lara.

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There was only one person who predicted us to reach the semi-finals… Brian Lara, and we proved him right. At the welcome party before the tournament, I told him, ‘We will not let you down, we will reach the semi-finals and prove you right.’ I am proud of this team.

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ICC T20 World Cup In 2024, India, England and South Africa had already secured tickets for the semi-finals, and the fourth team was to be named by the result of the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match. Australia, Bangladesh and Afghanistan were in the race for the semi-finals. Australia’s dream of reaching the semi-finals was dashed with Afghanistan’s victory and Bangladesh crashed out of the semi-final race midway through the match. Bangladesh needed to achieve the target in 12 overs to reach the semi-finals, while Afghanistan only needed to win this match. While a narrow victory for Bangladesh could have booked Australia a semi-final ticket. After what Rashid Khan and Co. did, the victory is being celebrated all over Afghanistan.

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