October 5, 2022
Afghanistan coach condemns fans’ behaviour, says game should be treated as sport


The Afghanistan assistant coach, while addressing a press conference on Wednesday, condemned the clash between fans of Afghanistan and Pakistan after the team’s defeat. Raees Ahmedzai expressed his disappointment over the behavior of his players and fans after the team’s loss against Pakistan in a last-over thriller. Talking to reporters, the coach also highlighted the team’s learnings from the tournament. He lauded the team for their performance in the Asia Cup and mentioned that they would implement the lessons in the next tournament they play.

The assistant coach said, “I think we did very well, especially the young boys. He was picked in the national team for the first time and he did well. Especially for the first two wins, what we did against Pakistan was unfortunate. A. Good learning process for our players for world cup. And if they play against players like Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul then they will learn it and apply in future world cup matches. They can be used for Pakistani team players. Got a chance to play against as well. He got to see good players and learn from them.”

Talking about the performance in the match against India, he observed that back-to-back matches made it difficult for the players.

“To be honest, everyone was still nervous about the last match. We played back-to-back matches which are not easy. We tried our best. When we looked at the pitch, we restricted the Indian team to one score. Thought of doing it. 170-180 but sometimes it can happen. If you drop the catch of a good player like Virat Kohli, I am sure he will not give you any chance.”

It was also heartening to see Afghanistan coach Virat Kohli finally breaking the craze and scoring a century after more than 1000 days in international cricket.

Appreciating Virat’s innings, he said, “First of all, it was great to see him score a century after such a long time. The way he played it was a totally different Virat Kohli. Glad to see him play such shots, for which they are known.” Past. He played a good innings, everyone knows our bowling attack is not easy but the way he played it was fantastic.

Raees was very vocal about the reaction of the crowd going viral on the internet and criticized such behaviour.

“I think the players are well aware of the rules and regulations of the game but sometimes in the heat of the moment, sometimes you can’t control and it comes out. The crowd should understand that It’s just a game and should be considered as a sport, not to be involved in serious or anything.But again if you say something it’s different but physical violence should be avoided by every player. Or talking to someone is different but rules and regulations don’t allow you to do physical violence. Another experience for our players. We will inform our players to stay within limits and not cross it,” the coach said. Told.

Ahmedzai also admitted that the more cricket the team plays with the top teams in the world, the better they will learn to keep their emotions under control in such stressful and pressure situations.

Praising new coach Jonathan Trott, he said, “He was with us during the Ireland series and has been doing great for us, talking to the players and understanding what they need.” He is doing well for us.

India thrashed Afghanistan in an emphatic way on Thursday with Virat Kohli finally scoring his 71st international century.

On the basis of Virat’s charismatic century and stand-in captain KL Rahul’s half-century, India posted a mammoth total of 212 runs for the loss of two wickets.

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Afghanistan never really took off and the powerplay was set ablaze by fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s scintillating bowling. The bowler finished the match with five wickets to his name, becoming the leading Indian wicket-taker in T20Is. He overtook the record holder Yuzvendra Chahal.

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