WATCH: Irfan Pathan dances with Rashid Khan after Afghanistan stun Pak

Former India cricketer turned commentator Irfan Pathan and Rashid Khan did a celebratory bhangra dance after Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in ODI World Cup 2023 on Monday.

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Irfan Pathan and Rashid Khan

The Afghanistan cricket team thrashed Pakistan by eight wickets during their fifth game of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Monday. Notably, Afghanistan recorded a great win over the Men in Green on October 23 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai for the first time in its history. Following the win, Afghanistan stands with two wins out of five in the ongoing marquee event.

However, following the win, former India cricketer turned commentator Irfan Pathan was seen dancing with Gujarat Titans star Rashid Khan. Afghanistan great spinner Rashid Khan broke into the dance with former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who was doing the team analysis with renowned broadcaster Jatin Sapru. Notably, Irfan Pathan left the post-match analysis and erupted in joy with Rashid Khan on the ground.

Speaking about the game, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first. Notably, after being opted to bat first, the Men in Green posted a decent total of 282/7 in the given 50 overs. However, during the chase, Afghanistan's top-order batsmen, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zardan, and Rahmat Shah, struck out scintillating knocks that helped their side win the game against Pakistan.

First was England, today Pakistan, looking forward to the other games: Hashmatullah Shahidi

Meanwhile, Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi expressed his happiness following the great win over Pakistan. The 28-year-old skipper felt they had played a quality game in the ongoing tournament as they consistently won two big games in the ODI World Cup 2023. Moreover, the top-order batsman is hopeful to play great games in the upcoming clashes as well as in the ongoing tournament.

"This win tastes nice. The way we chased was very professional. Looking forward to the other games. The way we chased today, we'll do it again. We have been playing quality cricket, the belief was there when we played the Asia Cup as well. First was England, today Pakistan, looking forward to the other games. We'll try to play positive cricket and do a lot for our country. The spin bowling deprogramming was very good," said Afghan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi.

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