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Family of World Cup-winning cricketer Adil Rashid overjoyed



THE household of Adil Rashid who turned the primary Yorkshireman to win two cricket world cups are completely “satisfied”.

Adil Rashid, of Bradford, together with Keighley-born Harry Brook, performed an important half in serving to England win the ICC T20 World Cup following a nail-biting five-wicket win over Pakistan in Australia on Sunday morning.

It means the 34-year-old is now a double world champion following his nation’s ODI success in 2019.

Asian Image: Adil Rashid celebrates dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam in today's final.Adil Rashid celebrates dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam in at the moment’s ultimate. (Image: PA)

Speaking completely to the Telegraph & Argus, Amar Rashid by no means doubted England or his youthful brother all through the event.

“It is a proud second for Adil and the household. We are all so satisfied,” he mentioned.

“What he has achieved is wonderful. He is a two-time world cup champion from Bradford. He is the primary Yorkshireman to do this. It is so particular.

“I all the time knew in the event that they performed to their potential they might win it. They will go down as top-of-the-line groups in historical past.

“We all watched it at dwelling. The house was ram packed – filled with his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.”

On a bowler-friendly MCG pitch and in entrance of a crowd of over 80,000, Rashid tied Pakistan in knots together with his leg-spin, taking 2-22 from his 4 overs, whereas Sam Curran carried out beautifully in taking 3-12.

Over to the batsmen, and Ben Stokes anchored a chase of 138 with an over to spare with 52 not out from 49 balls as England turned the primary males’s facet to carry ODI and T20 World Cups concurrently.

Adil Rashid advised Sky Sports after the victory: “It feels good. I’m so happy with the boys and everybody right here. From the place we had been earlier within the event – we had that perception and we got here all the way in which.

“I believe everybody was nervous however so long as we had Stokes on the market and Moeen (Ali), with Livi (Liam Livingstone) to return, we knew we had the firepower to make it over the road.

“It is fairly exhausting to explain however we’ll cherish this second. It does not occur usually. I’m positive that is one thing all of us will treasure for the remainder of our lives.”

The successful second got here when Stokes pulled Mohammad Wasim for a single earlier than his teammates rushed onto the sphere in celebration.

In the showpiece six years in the past, the 31-year-old was clattered for 4 successive sixes within the ultimate over because the West Indies pipped England to the title however the all-rounder can now put that Mumbai evening to mattress.

Rashid performed in that 2016 ultimate too, and whereas he did properly that day, taking 1-23 from 4 overs, he ended up on the dropping facet.

This was redemption for the Bradford man as properly.

Amar, who has labored with Adil over the past 12 years to assist him enhance his recreation, added: “We have been with him since day one and seen him by his ups and downs.

“The method he has bowled this event has been unbelievable. He does not all the time get the person of the match however his (bowling) spells win video games.

“He bowled very well within the ultimate. That maiden was big after which he bought top-of-the-line batters on the earth out, Babar Azam.

“What he has achieved is unbelievable. Without his performances within the semis and ultimate, I do not suppose England would have received the World Cup.

“England are the white ball kings and Adil has performed an instrumental half.”

Unlike in 2019, Bradfordians must wait for his or her hero’s return dwelling as Rashid is in line to star for England of their upcoming ODI sequence towards Australia.

It means the spinner won’t be again in Bradford till December 5.

Fear not although as Amar is assured the household will be capable of get one thing sorted.

He added: “He has had a busy finish to the 12 months (enjoying a lot cricket overseas).

“It is a bit completely different this time as a result of he can be again within the winter however we are going to prepare some kind of homecoming.”

And on his sibling’s future plans after just about finishing the sport?

“If he wished to retire, he might as a legend. But he isn’t going to only but.”



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