The very mention of their name might send a chill a chill down the spine of almost everyone living in and around Afghanistan, but in a recent news that shocked almost everyone in the region, the Taliban called up the Afghanistan Cricket Board to convey a message to the Afghanistan Cricket Team ahead of their scheduled One Day International match against neighbors Pakistan at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
The message that was sent to the Cricket Board by the Taliban was conveyed by their spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid and once this news spread; there was widespread disbelief at this gesture by the terrorist organization.
The One Day International match against Pakistan was the first time that the Afghanistan Cricket Team played against a team that had the status of playing in Test cricket and they expectedly lost the match by a massive seven wickets in the end, but that was not before they had won several hearts through a gritty display of determination and winning mentality.
According to the Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, everyone is taking immense interest in the development of cricket in Afghanistan. Even the President of the country manages to squeeze some time out of his busy schedule to watch a cricket match when the team is in action and with the latest development, it can only spell good news for the game in the country as a whole.
The Board Chairman also added that over the last decade, the country has been riddled with many problems and people have to bear with all the troubles that come their way without complaining. Cricket is a sport that allows these people to derive some joy and with the performances of the Afghanistan Cricket Team, these people are hoping for a better tomorrow thorough the game.