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Giant EIGHT FOOT tall Afghan who travelled to India to watch cricket refused entry to hotels

07 Nov 2019 Daily Mail Online

A giant eight foot tall Afghan cricket fan has been caught out by his height and refused entry to hotels in India where locals have flocked to see him.

Sher Khan pitched up for Afghanistan versus the West Indies in Lucknow, in the north of the country, but getting a room turned out to be a tall order.

Hoteliers were stumped by his 8ft 2in height and blocked him entry, so Khan trudged to the nearest police station on Tuesday night to make an appeal.

The locals were bowled over by the colossus who was taken to the Hotel Rajdhani by a police escort, with hundreds gathering to catch a glimpse of Khan. 

Sher Khan pitched up for Afghanistan versus the West Indies in Lucknow, in the north of the country, but getting a room turned out to be a tall order (pictured: Khan at the police station in the city on Tuesday night)

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'As many as 200 people have come to see him. He is very disturbed,' the hotel's owner told ANI. 

The surging crowds continued into the following day and Khan was taken by a police guard to Ekana Stadium on Wednesday for the first ODI, NDTV reported.

Khan, of Kabul, who is staying in the city for another four days, watched his side get battered by the West Indies. 

Khan with a local police officer after making his appeal to the local authorities on Tuesday night. He was escorted to the match against the West Indies the following day

Roston Chase's superb all-round performance led the West Indies to a seven-wicket win. 

Afghanistan is hosting the West Indies in Lucknow city for three ODIs, three T20s and a one-off test.

The world's tallest man towers at 8ft 3in

Sultan Kosen, a 36-year-old from Turkey, stands at 8ft 3in, making him the tallest man on the planet. 

According to the Guinness World Records, Kosen is the first person in more than a decade to measure over 8ft and is one of only 10 confirmed cases in history.

Over 6ft between them: Kosen, 35, from Turkey, stands at 8ft 3in, while Amge, 24, the smallest woman in the world from India measures just over 2ft tall

While he is the tallest man in the world, his family members are all average size.

Kosen was also normal height up until his growth spurt when he was 10 years old.

His massive size is the result of a condition known as 'pituitary gigantism,' which is caused by an over-production of growth hormone.

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