Somewhat greater than two years in the past, of their their first-ever Test outing, India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs on the Chinnaswami Stadium in Bengaluru.
“I think the biggest achievement (for Afghanistan) should be, right now, what the team is looking for, what the country is expecting is, to win the T20 World Cup,” Khan, the nation’s largest cricketer, mentioned.
The leg-break bowler was chatting with Ravichandran Ashwin throughout the present, DRS with Ash, hosted by the India off-spinner.
“We have all the abilities, expertise, and we simply have to have that perception in ourselves that we are able to do it.
“Talent-wise we’re so good, we now have the spinners, we now have the quick bowlers, we now have the batting expertise as nicely.
“But what took us down in that Test (against India) was our experience against big teams, because we didn”t play enough cricket with them.”
Afghanistan turned a part of the ICC 16 years in the past, produced some high quality wins in limited-overs cricket, and gained two of the 4 Test matches they’ve performed thus far. One of the Test wins got here in opposition to a much more skilled Bangladesh group.
Recalling their maiden Test match, the Afghanistan captain mentioned, “The largest dream of the entire nation was to be known as a Full Member group and to play a Test recreation.
“When we have been taking part in in opposition to you guys in our first Test recreation, we did not know what we have been doing.
“Everyone was simply counting – I’m going to be the primary one to hit a 4, the primary one to hit a six, the primary one to take a single.
“It wasn’t the perfect recreation for us, however there have been so many issues we realized.”
He mentioned the nation must play extra in opposition to larger groups to change into higher.
“The second we play extra sequence with them, we are able to change into a greater group.
“We are very famous for T20 players, but inshallah, that is a dream of mine and a dream of the country that one day we will win the T20 title and that will be the biggest achievement for Afghanistan cricket and for us as well,” Khan mentioned.
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