Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s teenage cricket sensation’s stellar performance led Sunrisers Hyderabad into the IPL 2018 finals. 

A 10-ball 34, 3 for 19, a pivotal run-out, and two catches in the final over, amidst high pressure. 

His splendid all-round show earned him high praise on the internet, including those from some of the biggest names in cricket and Bollywood.

Then, there were some who even went to the extent of demanding an Indian citizenship for the 19-year-old cricketer.

But Afghanistan is not ready to give him away. Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan President, took pride in cricketer Rashid Khan’s performance.

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too joined in the fun.

She tweeted, “I have seen all the tweets. Citizenship matters are dealt with by Ministry of Home affairs.” However, she deleted the tweet later.

And then, Twitter had its share of fun too.

According to a report by the Indian Express, Rashid dedicated his award to the Afghanistan blast victims.

You truly won our hearts, Rashid!