Rashid Khan © AFP (file photo)
Rashid Khan © AFP (file photo)

Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan legspinner who has attained superstardom over the past two years, has now launched a charity to help Afghan children. The Rashid Khan Foundation “will support Afghan children in need of education, orphans, clean water and healthcare,” as both the foundation and Rashid himself have tweeted recently.

The ICC showed their support towards the initiative as well, mentioning the foundation from their Twitter handle.

Rashid, one of the most sought-after stars in T20 leagues across the world, has played a significant role in Afghanistan attaining Test status. Afghanistan played their first Test this May. Two months before that Rashid became the quickest to the 100-wicket mark in ODIs, reaching there in 44 matches, beating the previous world record by a whopping eight ODIs.

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But Rashid’s outstanding career record is perhaps matched only by his generosity. In IPL 2018, he donated the entire amount of his Player of the Match award to the victims of the Jalalabad blast. And he continues to stay grounded.

“I cannot do all great things, but I can do small things with great love and inspiration. Smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention,” said Rashid.