World Cup 2023: The cricketing arena is no stranger to tales of rivalry and camaraderie. As preparations for World Cup 2023 gather momentum, an unexpected twist has come to light. Afghanistan’s decision to include a certain player in their squad is bound to ignite some on-field sparks.
Kohli’s Amicable Moments with Pakistani Players
While the Asia Cup 2023 gifted fans delightful glimpses of Virat Kohli mingling amicably with many Pakistani cricketers, it’s well-known that there are a few players Kohli doesn’t see eye-to-eye with. Such rivalries often make for the most enticing matches. Notably, one such adversary of Kohli has made the World Cup team cut.
Afghanistan’s Bold Decision for World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023: As nations declare their squad line-ups for the ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan too unveiled their chosen ones. The inclusion of right-arm fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, who has been distant from the national team scene, came as a significant surprise.
Naveen-ul-Haq: Controversy’s Favourite Child
Naveen-ul-Haq, unfortunately, has become more renowned for his controversies than his bowling exploits. His face-off with Virat Kohli during IPL 2023 had dominated headlines and kept the cricketing community abuzz.
Anticipated World Cup Showdown
World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli is not one to forget on-field skirmishes easily. With Naveen-ul-Haq in the World Cup frame, cricket aficionados are eagerly awaiting a face-off between the two. It’s worth noting that during IPL 2023, representing Lucknow Super Giants, Naveen had a heated altercation with RCB’s captain, Kohli.
Afghanistan’s Full World Cup Squad
World Cup 2023: Led by Hashmatullah Shahidi, the squad features stalwarts like Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmatullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, and spin wizard Rashid Khan, among others. The complete squad includes: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmatullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil, Riaz Hasan, Abdullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rehman, Noor Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Fazal Haq Farooqui, and Naveen-ul-Haq.
While every World Cup promises thrilling contests, the inclusion of Naveen-ul-Haq has added an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming matches, particularly when Afghanistan faces off against India.