ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hashmatullah Shahidi batted on with damaged helmet in order to not fear mom

Manchester: Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi mentioned his need to not fear his mom was the primary cause he received again up after being felled by a Mark Wood bouncer in a World Cup match in opposition to England on Tuesday.

Shahidi had made 24 when he took his eye off a 90 mph supply from the quick bowler that thudded into the facet of his helmet and noticed him hit the turf instantly after the sickening affect.

Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi was introduced down by a blow to the helmet within the loss to England. (AFP)

It appeared the 24-year-old was about to retire however, donning a brand new helmet, Shahidi carried on to top-score for Afghanistan with 76 in an in any other case lopsided 150-run loss.

“I got up early because of my mum,” Shahidi informed reporters after Afghanistan’s fifth defeat in as many matches this match.

“I lost my father last year so I didn’t want her to hurt. My whole family was watching, even my big brother was here in the ground watching. I didn’t want them to be worried for me,” added Shahidi, with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, additionally in attendance at Old Trafford.

But the actual fact he was allowed to disregard medical recommendation is certain to lift questions on how the International Cricket Council are coping with head accidents at this World Cup.

“The ICC doctors came to me, and our physios, and my helmet was broken in the middle,” Shahidi recalled.

“They simply informed me simply, ‘let’s go’. I informed them I can not depart my team-mate at that second. My staff wanted me. I carried on.

“After the match I went to the ICC doctor and talked to them. They took care of me and said it will be fine, Inshallah (god willing).”

Afghanistan staff official, Naveed Sayeh, confirmed Shahidi had acted in opposition to recommendation in batting on.

“The doctors told him, ‘please come off’ and to leave the ground. He told them, ‘no, I’m now OK so I’ll continue my batting’,” Sayeh mentioned.

Expensive Rashid

Tuesday’s match was robust on Afghanistan bowling star Rashid Khan, who conceded the second-most expensive figures in one-day international history with a return of 0-110 in 9 overs.

Yet issues may need been completely different for the star leg-spinner had not England captain Eoin Morgan — who hit a file 17 sixes in a match-winning 148 — been dropped off Rashid on 28 when Dawlat Zadran made a large number of a catch at deep midwicket.

“It happens, for any player, so not only Rashid,” said Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib. “Everyone is aware of how good Rashid is.

“I think today was not his day, but it’s cricket, so sometimes you do well, sometimes this kind of stuff.”

Meanwhile, Morgan insisted England didn’t have a plan to focus on Rashid.

“It certainly wasn’t deliberate,” he mentioned. “We do not go into any sport with any preconceived concepts.

“But like all good players, you probably learn the most about yourself when your backs are against the wall.”

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Published Date: June 19, 2019

| Updated Date: June 19, 2019


Updated Date: Jun 19, 2019 12:56:31 IST