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Afghan Cricketers Return Home After Historic Zimbabwe Tour

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The Afghan National Cricket Team returned home on Friday after making two big records in the cricket history during their victorious tour to Zimbabwe.

Dozens of citizens cheered and danced while welcoming the national team at the Hamid Karzai International Airport of Kabul.

Afghanistan for the first time won a One-Day International (ODI) series against a test-playing nation, before the nascent Afghan team clinched the T-20 Cup too.

The recent outstanding performance led the national side to stand 9th in the T-20 ranking released by International Cricket Council (ICC).

The cricket fans, meanwhile, appreciated the recent achievements of the national team against Zimbabwe, which is considered among the big teams.

“This is the biggest achievement ever we have had … our cricketers brought the nation a great honor,” a cricket lover said.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman, Nasimullah Danish, praised the boys for their remarkable achievement.

He said the recent development will lead the team to have a better picture in the cricket world.

“This means huge to our team,” Danish said, adding that the victory has globally improved the image of the national side.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe 3-2 in the ODI series before winning both the T-20 matches. (Tolo News)