Afghanistan Cricket Captain Dedicates World Cup Win to Afghan Refugees

In a heartfelt gesture, Afghanistan’s cricket team captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi, dedicated a crucial World Cup victory against the Netherlands to Afghan refugees facing hardships in Pakistan.

Expressing deep empathy for their plight, Shahidi revealed that the team had closely observed videos depicting the struggles of these refugees, prompting him to dedicate the win to them.


The victory held immense significance for Shahidi, especially following the recent loss of his mother, making it a poignant achievement for his family and the entire nation.

This dedication resonates amidst the backdrop of Pakistan currently hosting over four million Afghan migrants and refugees, with 1.7 million undocumented refugees being urged to leave the country.

The Afghan cricket team’s remarkable performance in the World Cup, marked by a three-match winning streak, not only boosts their standing in the tournament but also serves as a source of inspiration and pride for the Afghan people.