Afghanistan Independence Day: Afghanistan got its Independence in 1919 on 19 August. It is the celebration of the signing of the Anglo-Afghan treaty.
Amid the ongoing developments in Afghanistan, the Pashtun country is also celebrating its Independence Day on August 19. Rashid Khan, the Afghan captain of the T20I, wished his compatriots. As the country witnesses regime change, the breakneck bowler wished for a “peaceful” Afghanistan.
On Afghanistan Independence Day, Rashid wrote on his Twitter account: “Today let us take the time to value our nation and never forget the sacrifices. We hope and pray for the peaceful, developed, and united. “
Afghanistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 19. They gained independence from British control on August 19, 1919 following the signing of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty.
Rashid Khan is currently in England playing The Hundred while his family is still in Afghanistan as the Taliban have taken over. He expressed his concerns to former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
“We had a long conversation here on the border to talk about it and he (Rashid Khan) is worried he cannot get his family out of Afghanistan and there is a lot going on for him,” Kevin Pietersen told Sky Sports.
On the other hand, Hamid Shinwari, CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, told the PTI news agency: “The Taliban love cricket. They have supported us from the start. They did not interfere with our activities. “