IPL 2018 Final, CSK vs SRH: 'I Am A Proud Afghan', Says Rashid Khan Amid Indian Citizenship Talks

IPL 2018 Final, CSK vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad will be facing two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2018 Final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

The 19-year-old leg-spinner from Afghanistan Rashid Khan is in his prime form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. He single-handedly took his team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) into the IPL 2018 finals following his all-round performance against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Qualifier 2.

Rashid was praised for his performance with the ball and the bat as well. He showcased some serious hitting in the must-win match against KKR as he smashed 34 runs off 10 balls, including 2 fours and 4 sixes. Later with the ball, he came up with a sensational figure of 3/19. He picked up the wickets of Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell to help his team fix their final date with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Impressed with Rashid’s performance, Twitterati started demanding Indian citizenship for the leggie. The buzz was so much that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, also an ardent cricket fan, took a dig on those demanding Indian citizenship on Twitter. In his tweet, Ghani also tagged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He wrote:

Other than Ghani, Afghan Cricket Board Chairman Atif Mashal also expressed his views and wrote:

Now, the bowler himself has expressed his opinion on the citizenship talks. Rashid also took to Twitter before the final IPL 2018 game and wrote:

Rashid emerged as the most economical bowler in IPL 2018 so far with 6.78 Econ. He has bowled 158 dots in 64 overs.

Meanwhile, SRH will be facing two-time champions CSK in the IPL 2018 Final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.