'Historic', says PM Modi on India-Afghanistan Test match
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Afghanistan Cricket team will play its maiden Test match against India tomorrow and the team received appreciation and warm wishes from none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Hailing the feat achieved by Afghanistan, Modi said the game had come in very challenging and difficult circumstances.
He said it reflects the indomitable Afghan spirit to overcome all challenges and realise aspirations for a prosperous, stable, united and a peaceful nation.
"Today, cricket is a unifying force for the people of Afghanistan. India takes pride in being shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghanistan in this journey. It is an honour for India to host the Afghan national team at home ground in Greater Noida and Dehradun," Modi said.
PM Modi further described the occasion as 'historic' and praised the team for making great strides in a very short period of time.
India has also been associated with the development of cricket in Afghanistan since 2001 when the latter joined the International Cricket Council.
It had also helped the country construct cricket stadiums.
Players like Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi have won hearts of millions of people in India through their performance in the recently concluded IPL.