India takes on Afghanistan in the latter’s debut Test in MA Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru. Member of Parliament Shahsi Tharoor’s tweet about the Afghanistan Cricket team just goes to show the rising popularity of the team. As they embark upon a new chapter in a few hours time from now, all of Afghanistan would be up earky to watch their heroes play and in turn become a part of history.
So what is the buzz around the India vs Afghanistan fixture.
To begin with, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Prime Ministers Office (PMO) issued a statement lauding the debutants for their long journey to Test cricket.
Here is the special message:
Special message from @PMOIndia on the occasion of the historic debut of #Afghanistan@ACBofficials in the test arena against @BCCI tomorrow at #Bengaluru. #INDvsAFG@BCCISportsTv#Cricketpic.twitter.com/w7Mr37W83y
— India in Afghanistan (@IndianEmbKabul) June 13, 2018
Soon after that came Shashi Tharoor’s tweet where he widhes the team ahead of the big day.
Here is the heart-warming tweet.
On the eve of the historic first-ever Test match for Afghanistan, a lovely piece about what Afghan cricket means by Sidharth Monga: The Irresistible Rise of Afghanistan’s Cricket Team https://t.co/IG2opQO3ti
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 13, 2018
Also, what is making news from the field of cricket is that Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has aborted practise and it is likely he may sit out and KL Rahul may get a chance to open. KL Rahul is the hometown boy and that could also be a factor of him getting picked over Dhawan, but for all that to happen we have to wait till the toss.
Both the teams are going to rely on their spinners. Rashid Khan will be a threat to the entire Indian team and it will be interesting to see the choice of spinners stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane opts for. Also, does Karun Nair get a gon if Dhawan sits out?
All the questions will be answered in a few hours from now.