Sport 24 – Bangalore – Afghanistan were handed a bruising introduction
to Test cricket by India on Thursday as they capped their astonishing rise from
war and refugee camps to joining the sport’s elite.

Summary

  • Bangalore – Afghanistan were handed a bruising introductionto Test cricket by India on Thursday as they capped their astonishing rise fromwar and refugee camps to joining the sport’s elite.
  • Afghanistan have become one of only 12 nations sanctioned toplay Tests, the five-day format considered cricket’s peak, after defying heavyodds to emerge as a force in the game.
  • “I am proud of the men who championed cricket inAfghanistan in the dawn of the century and believed in themselves that one day Afghanistanwill play against the best in the world,” he said.
  • Afghanistan last year achieved full member status of theInternational Cricket Council, becoming only the 12th Test team.
  • My parents even forbid my siblings andI to play cricket outside our home,” Khan, one of 12 children, said in arecent interview with Afghan media.


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