A ROLE MODEL FOR THE WORLD
The entire Afghanistan cricket team has been performing very well since their maiden ODI against Scotland in 2009 under the leadership of Nawroz Mangal.
In the year 2010, they played the ICC World T20 in the West Indies. After a few years, they also participated in the World T20 in Sri Lanka in which Mangal and Co gave the likes of India a run for their money.
Also, in 2015, the Asian team played their maiden 50-overs World Cup in Down Under and successfully defeated Scotland during the tournament and therefore making a history in their first ever victory in the event.
Also, in March this year, they qualified for next year’s World Cup in England and Wales. They were also the winning team in the qualifiers in Zimbabwe by beating the West Indies in the final at Harare Sports Club.
Over the years, the Afghanistan team has given very talented players to the world. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are to name a few. Both have performed unexpectedly always and a number of match-winning performances are to their name. The previous year, the duo was taken by the Sunrisers Hyderabad to play in the cash-rich IPL. As a result, they became the first players from the nation to take part in the championship.
KAUL PRAISES THE SQUAD
While playing in the event, a number of Indian players including the likes of Siddarth Kaul had the opportunity of rubbing shoulders with the experienced campaigners. Kaul, who made his international debut in India’s ongoing tour of the United Kingdom, hailed Afghanistan cricket and the team’s players for their stupendous run ever since they forayed among the big boys of cricket.
He took to Twitter to express his happiness and seemed to be quite delighted
Have always said and believed that there is no better story for cricket in 21st century than the rise of Afghanistan cricket. @rashidkhan_19 bhai is one fine example and now @MohammadNabi007 bhai is ranked 2nd best ODI all-rounder. Congratulations brother. Rise and Shine ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pQ3eVubuIS
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) July 31, 2018
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