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5 world records Afghanistan cricket can boast about

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Published Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018 IST

Afghanistan's victory over the Windies at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers proves that they are here to stay

Cricket in Afghanistan is a lot more than just a sport. It is a major reason for spreading smiles in houses of people who have grown up to be nationals of a country constantly battling war and conflicts. And thus the Afghan cricketers are not just mere sportsmen dawning the blue jersey, but a bunch of talented cricketers who have consistently shown signs of improving into a force to reckon with.

They are the silver lining to the cloud of uncertainty and war-scare. They are the oasis to the desert of calamity. They are the celebration amidst apathy and the pall of death.

After having made their international cricket debut in 2009, Afghanistan has come a long way in the decade gone by. The fact that, on June 14 this year, they will be walking out wearing whites at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to take on the most powerful cricket body in the world speaks volumes about their successful journey.

The journey, which began by them winning hearts but losing matches, has seen some great moments, some of which have rewritten record books. Here is a list of 5 such world records which are not only unlikely to be broken in the near future, but also worthy of being boastful about.

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