Vivo IPL 2021: Amidst the ongoing change in the regime in Afghanistan, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are unsure about their participation in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
The Afghanistan government led by Ashraf Ghani has backed out and called for a smooth transition of governance in the country. Reportedly, Ghani has fled to Tajikistan leaving his country’s people stranded. However, the change has caused chaos in the country and the citizens are desperate to leave the country and the drastic visuals can be seen in the given image down below.
Both the cricketers, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, have their families in Afghanistan and are worried about the prevailing situation.
It is noteworthy that both the top-rated Afghanistan cricketers are currently in the United Kingdom, competing in the inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’. Khan is playing for Trent Rockets and Nabi is representing London Spirits.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has informed that the two cricketers will be available for the upcoming remaining matches of the IPL in the UAE, however, the dreaded times in Afghanistan can force the cricketers to pull out of the tournament.
“We haven’t spoken on what is happening at present, but they are available for the tournament,” said SRH CEO K. Shanmugam.
SRH will begin its campaign in the second phase against top rankers Delhi Capitals on 22nd September in Dubai International Stadium.
The franchise had a forgetful outing in the first seven matches where the team managed to seal a solitary win and is placed last in the points table.