The Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah joined the Afghan spectators to support the Afghanistan national cricket team in their match against England.
Abdullah was accompanied by the cabinet members as well as members of the Afghan parliament who arrived in India by a special flight.
“Mr.Abdullah Abdullah came with his cabinet & MPs by a special flight to encourage Afghanistan Cricket Team playing in the T20 World Cup,” Rajeev Shukla, Indian politician and Chairman of the Indian Premier league said.
England defeated Afghanistan by 15 runs during the Super 10s of the World Twenty20, a game that has been described as a huge scare to English cricketers.
The Afghan team was given a target of 143 runs by England after they won the toss and elected to bat first which resulted in to a top-order collapse that left Eoin Morgan’s side in a perilous position at 57-6.
According to UK-based Daily Mirror, it would have been one of the most embarrassing defeats in the history of the England cricket without the help of Moeen Ali’s 41 off 33 balls with David Willey’s unbeaten 20 to get the score to a respectable total.
The Afghan team would go far and would possibly seal their victory if the top order batsmen would create a partnership, specifically if Mohammad Shahzad’s wicket was not taken during the initial overs of the game.
Afghanistan struck a few decent blows as the game advanced to its conclusion, but they were too regularly interrupted by wickets.
Shafiqullah Shafaq kept all results on the table with 35 not from 20 balls, but Stokes held his nerve at the close.