Sify – [India], June 16 (ANI): Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has said that though Afghanistan are a good side, the International Cricket Council ‘s (ICC) decision to give them Test status at such initial stage was a `hasty` one.

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  • [India], June 16 (ANI): Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has said that though Afghanistan are a good side, the International Cricket Council ‘s (ICC) decision to give them Test status at such initial stage was a `hasty` one.
  • Azharuddin’s comment comes in the light of Afghanistan’s crushing defeat by an innings and 262 runs at the hands of top-ranked India in their maiden Test match at the M.
  • Talking to ANI, the 55-year-old said, “Afghanistan are good as a team but there is a difference between playing a one-day international and a Test match.
  • Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna also reflected his views on one-off Test match.
  • In the historic one-off Test, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side dismissed Afghanistan twice in two sessions on Day Two- first bundling the visiting side for 109 runs in the first inning before bowling them out for 103 runs in second –in reply to India’s huge first-innings total of 474 runs.


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