Afghanistan’s cricket sensation Rashid Khan has become one of the most popular name among cricket fans especially India.
Now, his Indian fans have come out on Twitter requesting the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to grand him Indian citizenship.
Acknowledging the fascination of cricket lovers across the nation, Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj responded the fans and tweeted “I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt with by Ministry of Home affairs’’.
This is not the first time Sushma Swaraj has acknowledged Afghanistan’s cricketer worldwide. Last year when Afghanistan earned Test status, Sushma Swaraj came out and praised the team spirit.
She said, “The fact that Afghanistan attained the status of a Test- playing cricketing nation is a testament to the indomitable spirit of the people of Afghanistan to not let the forces of death and destruction prevail’’.
Rashid Khan has out-performed all throughout the Indian Premier League edition of 2018, especially in the Finals when he went for just 24 runs in four overs bowled with nine dot balls.
It will be interesting to see whether Rashid Khan gets Indian citizenship or not or he takes his home team to new heights worldwide.
I think Rashid Khan could discover a new planet in the solar system or a new element in the periodic table today— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 25, 2018
@SushmaSwaraj.— jayant kumar mallick (@MallickJayant) May 25, 2018
Plz Give Rashid Khan an Indian citizenship :)
Ma'am @SushmaSwaraj , Is there a way we can keep Rashid Khan in India forever? Please help.— pathpediwala (@gladiator45) May 25, 2018
Damn Rashid kHan
😭😭 Please play for India
Hey @SushmaSwaraj pls Give him Citizenship
— akash (@akash_d21) May 25, 2018
Even Afghanistan Prime Minister Ashraf Ghani came out on Twitter and repsonded on the huge demand of cricket fans in India.
Afghans take absolute pride in our hero, Rashid Khan. I am also thankful to our Indian friends for giving our players a platform to show their skills. Rashid reminds us whats best about Afg. He remains an asset to the cricketing world. No we are not giving him away. @narendramodi— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 25, 2018