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AHMEDABAD: The enchantment of Diwali reached new heights for Amdavadis as a video purportedly featuring an Afghan cricketer‘s compassionate gesture during the Festival of Lights gained widespread attention. By sheer chance, Love Shah, a resident of Ahmedabad, witnessed 22-year-old Rahmanullah Gurbaz quietly distributing money to the homeless near Doordarshan Tower in Thaltej in the early hours of Saturday.Shah captured and shared the heart-warming video, and Gurbaz’s benevolence has touched hearts across social media.
Shah told TOI, “I saw Gurbaz getting out of a car and interacting with a woman near the footpath. He then put something next to the people sleeping on the footpath and left. I did not approach him as I did not want to disturb him. Later, I checked and was surprised to find that he had left behind notes in Rs 500 denomination next to the people.”
Overwhelmed by this kind act, Shah shared the video on Sunday, causing a ripple effect on social media. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and other prominent handles shared this heartening clip, showcasing Gurbaz’s gesture at 3am on Saturday to ensure that footpath dwellers also experienced the joy of Diwali.
I did not expect the clip to go viral, but I am happy that his good deed in the city is getting the recognition it deserves,” said Love Shah, as the video and tweets amassed thousands of views by Sunday evening.
This incident unfolded after Afghanistan’s last fixture in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 hosted by India. The Afghanistan team, including Gurbaz, was staying at ITC Narmada. Despite the team’s loss to South Africa in their final league match, Gurbaz’s contributions with the bat were instrumental in their victories throughout the tournament. Notably, he showcased his cricketing prowess in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for KKR.
A member of the Afghanistan team’s management disclosed that Gurbaz’s act of charity was not a one-time occurrence. “Gurbaz often engages in charity in his way and has been actively involved in regular charitable activities in Afghanistan,” the team member affirmed.
This generous gesture reflects Gurbaz’s compassion and strengthens the ties between the Afghanistan team and the unwavering support they’ve received from India during the tournament, the member added.
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