Afghanistan have embarked on a fresh journey in their cricket history after making their Test debut on June 14 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating team Afghanistan, said, “I congratulate the people of Afghanistan as their cricket team plays their first international test match. Glad that they have chosen to play the historic match with India. Best wishes to both teams! May sports continue to bring our people closer and strengthen ties,” said in a message.
PM Modi even congratulated the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for organizing this test match debut.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said, “As President of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan I welcome Afghanistan’s maiden test match against India. I’m proud of the men who championed cricket in AFG will play against the best in the world.”
“Today is that historic day. On behalf of all Afghans I pay tribute to their contribution to the game of cricket and honour them for their contribution to the game. India and now Afghanistan are now two major Asian forces in cricket,” Ashraf Ghani added
“We, therefore, thank India and in particular BCCI for their role in the development of Afghan cricket and thank them for arranging this match. We also request all other test cricketing nations to arrange regular series with Afghanistan.” President Ghani said.