Indians asked Sushma Swaraj to give citizenship to Rashid Khan. Here's what she replied

sports/cricket | 26 May 2018 7:57 AM (UTC)
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Rashid Khan's heroic all-round effort has not only grabbed the imagination of cricket-crazy fans across the country, but also led to several calling for Indian citizenship for the Afghan star.

The Qualifier 2 between Sunrisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders will be remembered forever just because of this one-man-army Rashid Khan.

Savage with the bat, almost unplayable with the ball and electrifying on the field - Rashid Khan was just outstanding in this match. Defending 174, Chris Lynn (48), Sunil Narine (26) and Nitish Rana (22) were solid at the start. The game turned when the spinners took over. Both Rashid and Shakib bowled beautifully and didn't allow anyone to get going. Shubman Gill tried his heart out, but Kaul and Bhuvneshwar were too good. What a time to break your four-match losing streak, and they have to thank Rashid for it. 10-ball 34* with the bat, 3 for 19 with the ball and then two catches to go with a run-out, you can't ask for anything more than that from your player. While Kolkata's incredible campaign comes to an end, Hyderabad will now take on Chennai in the final. The same side they have lost thrice to this season.

He was awarded the Man of the Match trophy after the game and in a brilliant gesture, he dedicated his performance to the victims of a horrific bomb blast in Jalalabad, Afghanistan earlier this week. His heartwarming gesture, coupled with his stunning display, sent fans on social media into a frenzy, with many of them tweeting to Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs, to award Rashid with Indian citizenship. Here are the best tweets:

 

After seeing these tweets, Sushma Swaraj couldn’t stop herself from replying. Even she replied in a fun way. Here’s her reply:-

Wow, we loved Sushma Swaraj’s sense of humour. God knows why she deleted the tweet, but she surely knows to handle queries like a boss. You are awesome ma’am!

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