Nabi dreams of playing India in Afghanistan’s debut Test
Afghanistan’s star allrounder Mohammad Nabi hopes his team play against India in their first ever Test match in the history.
Afghanistan were awarded Test status by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday at the ICC meeting in London. Ireland were also given Test status. These two teams’ inclusions have increased the number of Full Member nations from 10 to 12.
32-year old Nabi hopes Afghanistan take on India in their inaugural Test match. He would like this match to be taken place in Greater Noida, a venue which is used by Afghanistan Cricket Board for hosting matches.
“I hope we play our first Test against India. That’s one dream all of us have. It would have been good, if we could take on India in Greater Noida,” Nabi told sportstarlive in Kabul.
“We have got huge support from the people of India. The BCCI too has helped us immensely. Without its support, it would not have been possible to reach this stage.
“Now, everybody knows us in India and hopefully, things will improve further when we start playing Tests, This means a lot for the country. With so much happening around, this would at least give them something to look forward to.”
Nabi and Rashid Khan had played in India in the Indian Premier League T20. They played the 2017 edition for 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com