WATCH: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rashid Khan break down in tears after Afghanistan enter into their first semifinal of T20 World Cup 2024

Led by their all-rounder Rashid KhanAfghanistan etched into history books as they confirmed their first semifinal berth in the history of the T20 World Cups. The Afghan Atalans, who registered two upsets in the T20 World Cup 2024, beating the likes of New Zealand and former champions Australia, qualified for the semifinals along with India from group 1.

After opting to bat first, the Afghanistan side put up 115 runs on the board, courtesy a 55-ball 43-run knock from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. However, later on, on the back of a four-wicket hauls from Rashid Khan and Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghans reduced Bangladesh to paltry 105 in 17.5 overs. Seeing them script history, Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz and their skipper Rashid Khan were seen break down in tears.

Although they shed happy tears on this massive feat, the players also were celebrating this moment, lifting several players on the shoulders. 

Afghanistan extends celebrations to team bus; once again dance of Bravo’s ‘Champion’

The Afghanistan players, who registered two upsets in the T20 World Cup 2024, beating the likes of New Zealand and Australia, extended their on-field celebrations to the team bus. In an Instagram post shared by Mohammad Nabi, players including the likes of Rashid Khan, Md Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmed among others were seen dancing to Dwayne Bravo single ‘Champion’.

Watch Afghanistan players celebrate their win over Bangladesh:

It is to be noted that DJ Bravo was roped in by the Afghanistan cricket team as their specialist bowling consultant for the T20 World Cup 2024. The Rashid Khan-led side will now take on South Africa in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2024, set to be played on June 27, Thursday.

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