India vs Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz issues stern warning to Indian bowlers, “Bumrah not only target”

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz

In the high-octane clash between Afghanistan and India during the T20 World Cup 2024, one name stands out: Rahmanullah Gurbaz. The Afghan opener, brimming with confidence, has set his sights not only on Jasprit Bumrah but on the entire Indian bowling attack.

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“Honestly, my target is not just Bumrah. I will look to target all the bowlers, not only Bumrah because there are 5 bowlers bowling. I have to face them all, not just Bumrah and maybe another bowler could get me out, but yes, if I get a chance to hit him, let’s go for it. Could be Bumrah, Arshdeep or Siraj. Anyone, if they bowl in my area, I will hit. I will either get out or I will hit them,” Gurbaz told ICC in a video.

The Afghan team’s journey to the Super 8s is nothing short of remarkable. They conquered Uganda, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea in the group stage, showcasing their mettle. Now, facing India, Australia, and West Indies, they carry the weight of their nation’s hopes. Gurbaz’s mindset reflects their hunger for victory.

“We have played World Cups before, and we are here again now. But there is a huge difference and the difference is that our mindset was to just participate in the World Cup, but this time it is let’s go, and we should be champions at the World Cup. There is no pressure on us to be champions. We don’t have those expectations, but we are taking it just one game at a time. That is our focus and I hope we achieve our goals, and we qualify to the semi-final first and then to the final,” Gurbaz added.

Gurbaz’s words echo a shift in Afghanistan’s approach. No longer content with mere participation, they aspire to be champions. Their journey isn’t burdened by expectations; it’s fueled by determination. One game at a time, they march forward, ready to upset giants and etch their names in cricketing history.

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