Cricketers Kane Williamson and David Warner fast in solidarity with Muslim teammate Rashid Khan

Cricketers Kane Williamson and David Warner fast in solidarity with Muslim teammate Rashid Khan

Khan uploaded a video to his Instagram feed, sitting with his teammates, ready for iftar.
Updated 19 Apr, 2021

Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan men's cricket team vice-captain, uploaded a heart warming video on his Instagram recently. The video features Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and the former Aussie captain David Warner waiting for iftar. The pair observed a fast with their Muslim teammate in solidarity.

These are three of the most likeable men in world cricket right now. In addition to being exceptionally talented, all three have also garnered much love from fans for their personalities as well.

During this year's IPL season, the trio appear together in Sunrisers Hyderabad's orange and black strip, with Warner also serving as the team captain. As Ramazan and the season overlap this year, it's nice to see the very human behind the scenes from the lives of these otherwise fiercely warrior-like competitive individuals.

Cricket statistician and writer Mazher Arshad shared the video on Twitter and confessed that it made him smile.

"These two legends are having fast today," Khan announces in the video.

When he asks Warner about his fast, Warner confesses he's "very thirsty and very hungry". "My mouth is so dry," he laughs. We've been there.

When the only nice guy that finishes first, Williamson, is made to answer the same question he's much more optimistic. Throwing up a thumbs-up, he replies, "Very good, thanks."

"These two legends are having a fast today. It is a pleasure to have them at the table," said Khan.

Fans of cricket from around the world took great pleasure in the video and reminded us that sports have the ability to unite people across cultures, borders, caste and creed.

Happy Ramazan and have a great cricketing season, which now stretches all year round!


Rock Solid Apr 19, 2021 04:21pm
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johnpauljones Apr 19, 2021 05:34pm
Beautiful... Respect...
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Solangi Apr 19, 2021 06:01pm
What a dudes down-under! Bravo!
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Asif Apr 19, 2021 06:29pm
salute to these two legends and world should learn from them and get rid of politics from sports
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TZaman Apr 19, 2021 07:20pm
Purely propagandistic gesture.
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Rain King Apr 19, 2021 08:31pm
That's the spirit of IPL!
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Apr 19, 2021 08:42pm
What else is called unity, faith, dedication, devotion and discipline?
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Naeem Husain Apr 19, 2021 09:23pm
Excellent combination of religious respect and sportsmanship! Way to go!
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Kevin Apr 20, 2021 02:02am
Such gestures would come from people of other faith but it is not that forthcoming if the situation was flipped.
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The truth Apr 20, 2021 06:08am
Will muslims reciprocate by celebrating Christmas or Easter?
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Chacha Apr 20, 2021 07:05am
Way to go. Lets all turn from them.
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Akil Akhtar Apr 20, 2021 08:20am
Good on them but what is the point. It is a religious activity and if they dont believe in it then its of no purpose.
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Ds Apr 20, 2021 08:21am
No such video of Muslims showing solidarity during Christmas.
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Ammar Agha Apr 20, 2021 08:36am
Mashallah. The look on the face of Warner and Williamson is pure and clean (noorani)
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Ali Raza Apr 20, 2021 10:00am
Would be interesting to see how the Muslim world would react had Rashid Khan been observing a Christian tradition instead
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Ryan Apr 20, 2021 10:03am
All praise for any non-Muslim to be decent and accommodating to his Muslim friend. But a different treatment to a Muslim who is decent enough to show the same courtesy by attending a Durga Pooja. !!! Hypocrats
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Hamed Apr 20, 2021 10:54am
Cricket is a game for gentlemen and not for "politicians"!
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Divaksr Apr 20, 2021 11:18am
@Asif ;There something for you and your ilk to learn from this. That is to respect others.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Apr 20, 2021 12:26pm
True sportsman spirit demonstrated by these two great cricketers by fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadhan-ul-Mubarak 1442 A.H. and showing solidarity, support, appreciation and cooperation with their team mate, peer, pal, associate, colleague and friend. Well done and keep it up.
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Zulfiqar Apr 21, 2021 03:17pm
@Ryan Durga pooja is forbidden for a muslim. For them they fasted as it’s not forbidden in their faith. Best not to take things personally. Every community has own set of limitations.
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