New Delhi, June 19: Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan recorded the worst bowling figures in a World Cup match. Rashid conceded 110 runs in nine overs and could not take a wicket against England on Tuesday.
Rashid also became the first spinner to concede more than 100 runs in an ODI. Rashid also conceded 11 sixes against England.
Rashid's bowling figures drew flak on social media an memes started going viral:
However, cricketers came in defence of Rashid and asked the fans to relax.
Stuart Broad tweeted: "He is a world class bowler & a delight to watch. Everyone has bad days in our sport."
Ireland Cricket in a tweet wrote: "We've just heard that Rashid Khan has scored Afghanistan's first century of the #CWC19! Wow! 110 from 56 balls. The most runs ever scored by a bowler in the World Cup or something. Well batted young man. #ENGvAFG #AFGvENG."
However, England all-rounder Luke Wright criticised the tweet and supported Rashid.
Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha in a tweet wrote: "What on earth is the pitch made of? There should be a balanced competition between the bat and the ball. You feel sad when the balance is disturbed. #RASHIDKHAN's bowling stats in the match is a shocker."
Afghanistan will play its next match against India at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, on Saturday.
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