Afghanistan’s amazing run captivates cricket. Afghanistan has done very well in the Cricket World Cup, beating cricket giants like England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Their recent loss to Australia may hurt their hopes of making it to the semi-finals, but the world has been amazed by how hard this team from a war-torn country with no recognized government has played, making fans very happy.
Afghanistan amazing run captivates cricket
Australia was in a tough spot in the match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against Afghanistan. Afghanistan had 11 players under 25 years old and was only in their third ODI World Cup. The five-time world winners were in a dangerous position at 91-7 while chasing 292. But there was an amazing turn of events. Despite having cramps, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell hit without fear and showed amazing stamina, leading his team to an amazing win with an unbeaten 200.
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan’s leader, was upset, but he said that cricket is an unpredictable game. Still, Afghanistan’s rise in one-day international cricket has been truly amazing. In the two World Cups they had played since qualifying in 2015, they had only won one before 2023. With four wins, including wins over defending champions England and past winners Pakistan, Afghanistan has reached a major milestone in its cricketing history. This is especially true when you consider that some of their players first played the game while refugees.