ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: It is world known fact that both India and Afghanistan share a healthy diplomatic relation. For that matter, Afghanistan’s cricketing home is also in India. The Indian government has allowed the Afghanistan Cricket Board to use a Greater Noida and Dehradun stadium to conduct their international games as well as practice sessions.
With India taking on Asian minnows Afghanistan at cricket world’s biggest stage – ICC World Cup 2019, a little girl fan from the Afghan land won the internet with a beautiful message. During the match 28 between friendly neighbours, she was spotted holding a placard which highlighted the friendship and the love the two nations share. “I am an Afghan by nature, Indian by friendship”, that is what the message read.
Here is the picture:
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Afghanistan tweakers spun a web around Indian batsmen to restrict them to 224/8 in 50 overs despite half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav in a World Cup clash here on Saturday.
This is India’s lowest first innings total batting all 50 overs since 2010.
Kohli struck his third consecutive fifty with a classy 67 off 63 balls, his innings laced with five fours, while Jadhav scored 52 off 68 deliveries (3×4, 1×6) before being taken at cover by substitute Noor Ali Zadran off Gulbadin Naib.
But a spirited Afghanistan, who kept behind their huge loss to England in the last game, rode Mohammed Nabi’s 2/33 and wickets each for Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1/26), Rashid Khan (1/38) and Rahmat Shah (1/22) to keep the run-flow in check throughout the innings.