- Cricket World Cup star helped the homeless
- He was spotted giving out money on Diwali night
- Fans have lauded the generous youngster
Afghanistan have won the hearts and minds of cricket fans during their magical World Cup journey, and have continued to make friends along the way after a clip of youngster Rahmanullah Gurbaz went viral.
The underdogs’ journey came to an end on November 10 after they lost by five wickets to South Africa, finishing sixth on the points table after mounting a serious challenge for a semi-final berth.
The Afghans have left an indelible mark on the competition and their legacy exceeds merely their efforts on the cricket field, with star opening batter Gurbaz spotted helping the homeless on the streets of Ahmedabad at 3am on Diwali night.
Rather than catch the first flight back home, Gurbaz distributed cash among several homeless people who were sleeping on the streets in the middle of the night, without waking them up.
Gurbaz plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and the franchise shared the video captured by RJ Love Shah, a TV personality, and the wicketkeeper was praised widely for his kind act.
A young cricketer has been praised for helping the homeless in India
‘More and more power to such amazing human beings,’ one fan said. ‘Mad respect for Gurbaz.’
‘Winning hearts on and off the field – The Gur-Boss way!’ another said. ‘We love you Jaani!’
A third added: ‘You have my heart gurboss.. Unbelievable player yes but more importantly unbelievable human being..’
On the field, Gurbaz did not have his best tournament, averaging 31.1 runs from his nine innings, contributing two fifty-plus scores,
Rahmanullah Gurbaz was part of Afghanistan’s magical journey at the Cricket World Cup