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Three reasons why fans around the world love the Afghanistan cricket team

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1.74K   //    24 Feb 2019, 11:54 IST
Afghanistan vs India during Asia cup
Afghanistan vs India during Asia cup

Afghanistan is improving day by day in international cricket. They are one of the quickest associate nations to gain both the ODI and Test status. In 2013, they received the associate membership from ICC. The Afghan team gained the ODI status in 2011 and qualified in 2015. In 2017, it also became the 12th nation to receive the Test status.

The first Test between India and Afghanistan was held in India and the visitors lost by a record margin. Recently, BCCI announced India as the official home for Afghanistan cricket. They have played some notable matches in the recently concluded Asia Cup and the 2019 World Cup qualifiers too.

Afghanistan has qualified for the 2019 World cup by beating West Indies in the World Cup Qualifiers. There is a considerable fan following for them in India too. Cricket fans around have been elated to see their progress in international cricket. Let's have a look at the three reasons why cricket fans love Afghanistan cricket.


#1 Passion for the game

Afghanistan now holds the record for scoring most runs in a T20 innings
Afghanistan now holds the record for scoring most runs in a T20 innings

The ardent fans follow all the small nation tournaments too. Though the interest might have reduced as compared to the 90s era, the young generation is quite interested.

The Afghanistan cricket team also falls in the same basket when it comes to passion towards the game of cricket. Each player of the team equally contributes to the game. They are trained really well, even with less training facilities which is something that doesn't come naturally unless the players don't have a real passion.

They play hard in the middle and enjoy themselves off the field. Not only Indian fans but also cricketers around the world enjoy their success. Chris Gayle even invited the entire team to dance with him after they won the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers. 

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