Sunday, October 15, 2023, was a historic day for cricket fans as underdogs turned the tides upside down and handed over a defeat to defending champions England who is one of the favorite teams to win the World Cup. Afghanistan beat England convincingly courtesy of Afghan spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan, both picked 3 wickets. It is said that Afghanistan’s win over England is an upset for ages. It will be remembered for years. It was Afghanistan’s first win in the World Cup. In the first win of Afghanistan, spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the man of the match making a little fan emotional after the historic win. Notably, spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman also dedicated his Man of the Match award to the victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan. Shift to the next section and read more details.
Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman not only bagged three crucial wickets for the team but he also stroked some runs with the bat while batting first. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s heart-touching gesture endeared him to millions of fans. The spinner also dedicated his Man of the Match award to the victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan. Notably, a young fan also broke into tears with Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s heartwarming gesture. The fan moment occurred when Mujeeb hugged the fan after the post-match presentation.
The video of Mujeeb Ur Rahman hugging a young fan is going viral on social media. He dedicated his award to the earthquake victims. For the unversed, a devastating earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Afghanistan a day before Afghanistan clashed with England in the World Cup, causing two people to lose their lives. The western region of Afghanistan is grappling with frequent tremors. Over the past week, more than 1,000 people died in West Afghanistan.
Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman said after registering a historic 69-run win over England at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, “This is for the people back home who have been affected by the earthquake. As players and as a team, I wanted to dedicate my award to them. “It’s a very proud moment to be here in the World Cup beating the last champions, it is a good moment for the whole nation and the team. A wonderful performance for the bowlers and the batters.” Mujeeb also scored 28 runs with bat alongside picking up 3 wickets against England.