The Afghanistan cricket team that visited the island for a one-day cricket tournament in Sri Lanka took steps to prepare a special meal at the hotel where they were staying.
Afghan superstars Rashid Khan and Yamin Ahmadzai had prepared this dish.
A video recorded by the Afghanistan cricket team was published on the Afghanistan Cricket Board's official Youtube channel as well.
The meal was called "Shinwari Rosh or Mutton Rosh," which is a famous dish in Pakistan.
After preparing the meal the Afghanistan team offered prayers before sharing it with the Sri Lankan players.
While enjoying the meal, Sri Lankan cricketer Chamika Karunarathna said while he has had mutton before, this was a special dish.
"I do not know who prepared this mutton meal, but I will ask them the recipe," he said, clearly enjoying the meal prepared by the Afghan cricketers and said that he would make the dish for the entire team at the Asia Cup tournament.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Captain Dasun Shanaka also said he was having this meal for the first time and said he enjoyed it and also sharing a moment of camaraderie with the Afghan team. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
Understanding cultures and appreciation is the fist step for a better human being ... guess both the SL players did that well. In this country we lack these interaction... and the selfish politicians use that to always divide and rule.... it was humble effort by the afghan team but it goes a long way... thanks guys. U didn't win the series but you won many hearts
Iina Wednesday, 07 June 2023 08:51 PM
Great gesture by the afghans they are so humble and kind
Love LK Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:00 PM
Yes Afghani food is one of the best good in London and it is well famous here ..I was fortunate enough to eat Afghani rice and it is one of the best rices I have eaten..I wish someone one an authentic Afghani Restaurant in Colombo
Sri Lankan Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:15 PM
Thank you for the nice Afghanistan meal but please keep your religious significance private, we are not interested.
Lankan Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:21 PM
Afghani team did not know Sri Lankans love rice instead of Naan bread they could have cooked some Kabuli Puloa rice to make more attractive and tasti for Sri Lankan boys..that is one of the best food to eat
W H Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:28 PM
These Afghanistan cricketers even though most of them can’t speak English but still they are clearly enjoying their stay in our beautiful Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan landscape must be a big contrast to them as most parts of Afghanistan just like the Arab countries are deserts and rocky hills where even the grass don’t grow.
ASHRAFF ALI JAWFER Thursday, 08 June 2023 06:19 AM
Yeah we have everything but the Arabs have best leaders who turned deserts to great landscapes. Look at us. People like you with a narrow mindset ruled us and screwed us over.
Chaminda Thursday, 08 June 2023 02:42 AM
Rashid Khan could open a restaurant in Colombo. It will be a big hit.
Mohamed Burhan Thursday, 08 June 2023 03:34 AM
Appreciation by the Afghan team is most welcome
Moh Sleiman Thursday, 08 June 2023 06:10 AM
When will the Ignorent Sri Lankans ever learn to be Humble and Respectful?The AFGHANS were not trying to preach it is just that they are not hypocrates like The SRI LANKANS, they Pray very sincerely and please they made a special meal for everyone to enjoy so SHUT UP EAT whats given.
Gaston Thursday, 08 June 2023 08:21 AM
Roberta Flack Thursday, 08 June 2023 08:26 AM
Afghanistan you have won my heart.
BH sunil Thursday, 08 June 2023 08:26 PM
very nice meal its in srilanka only Afgan or others can do like this activities srilankan are very kindful people
Dr Michael Fernando Friday, 09 June 2023 09:29 PM
A very kind and great gesture by the Afghanistan Cricket Team. They are great cooks too. Understanding and appreciating different cultures is the only way forward. A Big Thank you to the Afghanistan Team.
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