In Afghanistan, Dawood was a star, but he had to flee the country after defying the Taliban by refusing to smuggle a bomb into a stadium. Finding refuge in Paris in 2015, he experienced years of hardship before finally managing to find accommodation and a job, even joining the French cricket team. The fall of Kabul has ruled out a return home, and repatriating his family has become an urgent priority. Dawood hopes to obtain French citizenship and qualify with his team for the World Cup.