THE family of Adil Rashid who became the first Yorkshireman to win two cricket world cups are absolutely "chuffed".

Adil Rashid, of Bradford, along with Keighley-born Harry Brook, played a crucial part in helping England win the ICC T20 World Cup following a nail-biting five-wicket win over Pakistan in Australia on Sunday morning.

It means the 34-year-old is now a double world champion following his country's ODI success in 2019.

Asian Image: Adil Rashid celebrates dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam in today's final.Adil Rashid celebrates dismissing Pakistan batsman Babar Azam in today's final. (Image: PA)

Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus, Amar Rashid never doubted England or his younger brother throughout the tournament.

"It is a proud moment for Adil and the family. We are all so chuffed," he said.

"What he has achieved is amazing. He is a two-time world cup champion from Bradford. He is the first Yorkshireman to do that. It is so special.

"I always knew if they played to their potential they would win it. They will go down as one of the best teams in history.

"We all watched it at home. The house was ram packed - full of his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews."

On a bowler-friendly MCG pitch and in front of a crowd of over 80,000, Rashid tied Pakistan in knots with his leg-spin, taking 2-22 from his four overs, while Sam Curran performed superbly in taking 3-12.

Over to the batsmen, and Ben Stokes anchored a chase of 138 with an over to spare with 52 not out from 49 balls as England became the first men's side to hold ODI and T20 World Cups simultaneously.

Adil Rashid told Sky Sports after the victory: "It feels good. I am so proud of the boys and everyone here. From the position we were earlier in the tournament - we had that belief and we came all the way.

"I think everyone was nervous but as long as we had Stokes out there and Moeen (Ali), with Livi (Liam Livingstone) to come, we knew we had the firepower to make it over the line.

"It is pretty hard to describe but we'll cherish this moment. It doesn't happen often. I'm sure this is something all of us will treasure for the rest of our lives."

The winning moment came when Stokes pulled Mohammad Wasim for a single before his teammates rushed onto the field in celebration.

In the showpiece six years ago, the 31-year-old was clattered for four successive sixes in the final over as the West Indies pipped England to the title but the all-rounder can now put that Mumbai night to bed.

Rashid played in that 2016 final too, and while he did well that day, taking 1-23 from four overs, he ended up on the losing side.

This was redemption for the Bradford man as well.

Amar, who has worked with Adil over the last 12 years to help him improve his game, added: "We have been with him since day one and seen him through his ups and downs.

"The way he has bowled this tournament has been unbelievable. He doesn't always get the man of the match but his (bowling) spells win games.

"He bowled really well in the final. That maiden was huge and then he got one of the best batters in the world out, Babar Azam.

"What he has achieved is unbelievable. Without his performances in the semis and final, I don't think England would have won the World Cup.

"England are the white ball kings and Adil has played an instrumental part."

Unlike in 2019, Bradfordians will have to wait for their hero's return home as Rashid is in line to star for England in their upcoming ODI series against Australia.

It means the spinner will not be back in Bradford until December 5.

Fear not though as Amar is confident the family will be able to get something sorted.

He added: "He has had a busy end to the year (playing so much cricket abroad).

"It is a bit different this time because he will be back in the winter but we will arrange some sort of homecoming."

And on his sibling's future plans after pretty much completing the game?

"If he wanted to retire, he could as a legend. But he is not going to just yet."