IPL 2021: SRH’s Rashid Khan appeals to world leaders on Afghanistan’s situation

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New Delhi: Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan on Tuesday (August 10) appealed to world leaders to help his country as it goes through tough times after the withdrawal of the US troops.

With every passing day, reports of violence and capturing by the Taliban are coming in from Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the Indian government evacuated its diplomats and also urged Indian citizens to leave the country by a special flight.

“A special flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and around Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to leave for India in the special flight scheduled to depart late today evening,” the official Twitter account of the Consulate General of India, Mazar-e-Sharif, said.

“(2/2) Indian citizens desiring to leave by special flight should immediately convey their full name, passport number, date of expiry by whatsapp at the following numbers: 0785891303 0785891301,” it said in another tweet.

Also, the official Twitter handle of the Indian embassy in Kabul, issued a security advisory for all Indians residing in Afghanistan.

A few hours after these two tweets, Afghanistan T20I team’s captain Rashid said that his country is in chaos and thousands of innocent people including children and women were being “martyred”.

“Dear World Leaders! My country is in chaos,thousand of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred everyday, houses & properties being destructed.Thousand families displaced..Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans & destroying Afghaniatan. We want peace. (sic),” Rashid wrote on his Twitter handle.

From next month, Rashid will be seen in action in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The tournament will resume in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 19 after it was postponed in May due to Covid cases among players.

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