Mohebullah Archiwal was born in war-torn Afghanistan and, according to Jarrod Kimber write for ESPNcricinfo’s TheCricketmonthly.com, “Archie” was simply fascinated by the battle between bat and ball. In the country that constantly threatens the Taliban who relinquishes fascination, cricket is a luxury. But that did little to intimidate the boy who had to face the wrath of a Taliban patrol officer simply because he heard Aamir Sohail and Saeed Anwar who took India at will during the 1996 World Cup. Radio was broken and instantly he did not hear listen to Venkatesh Prasad destroy the wood of Sohail and a few million hearts in Pakistan later in the day.
Despite threats, lack of equipment and fear of being exploited, the game of knights prevailed Marawara village in the province of Kunar, where Archie comes into play. Rudimentary objects that resembled a bat and wrapped around a round object to tell him a ball, Archie wanted to play and promote cricket. What looked like a field was actually a wheat farm leased to one of the locals, but it would not be a permanent solution. The Taliban also began putting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in their “stadiums.” Normally, to check these items before the start of a game, Archie simply could not be prevented from playing cricket in a bold way.
After all, he idolized Shahid Afridi and the extravagance of the former captain of Pakistan simply heightened his spirits. The unstable and dazzling nature of Afridi to counter the opposition has attracted millions of fans around the world, including Archie.Archie joined the US Army as a translator, invited officials to play cricket with the local children and tried to pump money in their home village after countries like India, Germany and America invested in Afghan cricket. According to Archie, he was called to a selection to represent his nation, where the selectors had asked him for money in return. A quick refusal to fall on the line meant he was excluded.
However, it has never been on the back foot. He had a special taste for his cousin Farman, who, according to the people, was as distempered and fearful as Archie. In the absence of a friend, Farman would soon be the one who would deliver his love letters, stumble and so on. But the association failed for a long time. The Taliban was successful. It was such a fateful morning that Archie had not checked the FDI at his house and just when Farman left, Kick erased everything that was his cousin, but a finger. The damage was irreparable. His services in the United States helped him apply for a special immigrant visa and, unlike most, had to wait six months before approval.
Archie Currently lives and works on Kansas International Rescue Committee during the day and goes around schools, churches and surrounding communities to spread the word about cricket with some Edward Fox who has a small cricket field. However, he did not live the dream of A American yet. The harsh reality still saves him money and sent him back to Marawara where he wants to build a cricket ground. He has little contact with his family at home, but he simply wants them to embrace the game of knights and live happily.