The emergence of Afghanistan as a cricketing nation is one of the most inspiring stories of the cricketing world. While credit should be given to Pakistan for helping and improving Afghan cricketers, one cannot undermine the quality of these players who are always eager to give their best.
Recently, former England opening batsman Mike Atherton reflected on Afghan Cricket as he believes that cricket is more than a sport for them. The 51-year old, while discussing their cricketing journey, added that this beautiful game is restoring smiles back on faces of a war-torn nation. Moreover, the cricketer turned commentator urged Afghanistan to invest more on their cricket as he sees them getting better and better with time.
Sharing his views about the ever improving Afghanistan team, the Manchester born added, “Afghanistan would need to get better infrastructure and facilities. The players play with a great sense of national pride. The bigger picture is a country that’s gone through some very difficult times, and cricket is helping them come through the other side in its own small way.”