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Asked what message he would like give to the players who contributed in Afghanistan earning the Test status but are not part of the current squad, Stanikzai said it is a big moment for all.

"I didn't know that I had achieved that feat until I was back in the dressing room (during lunch)", Dhawan said. "They have played four-day cricket so they have a fair idea.the good thing about it is that they learn quickly".

Stanikzai is on record declaring in January that India has done much more for Afghan cricket than Pakistan, although Afghan cricket was born in the refugee camps in Pakistan where countless Afghan families took refuge from the recurring violence, which engulfed them in the 1980s and 1990s.

August 16, 2009 was a special day for Afghanistan cricket.

Khan was one of a handful of Afghan players in this year s Indian Premier League and proved one of its most unsafe bowlers.

Rashid Khan, conceding runs at an economy rate of 6.16 runs per over, was also hit ruthlessly, Dhawan raced to his 7th century in the 26th over of the innings, according to Business Standards.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday the national cricket team was a source of pride to the war-ravaged country as it took on India in a historic first test match and he urged other cricketing nations to take on the team.

"They attacked us in the morning, especially the spinners, and were successful in scoring quickly", Ahmadzai said. They came through the qualifiers and secured a World Cup berth. "So we are disappointed he is not playing, but little bit happy that we are not going to bowl to him all the time".

India, on the other hand, are most likely to call up their star spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, the world's fourth and fifth-ranked Test bowlers respectively. "In my opinion, we have good spinners, better spinners than India". "I'm glad that cricket is now added as another layer", Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Atif Mashal said in January, when the date and venue of the match were announced.

Preview: Just under 15 months ago, with Virat Kohli nursing an injured shoulder, it was Ajinkya Rahane that led India to a series victory over Australia in Dharamsala.

Rashid Khan trapped Rahane lbw to bag his first Test scalp, the 19-year-old leg-spinner - top of the T20I bowling rankings and second in the ODI standings - ending the day with 1-120 from his 26 overs.

Troubled by two rain breaks during which Vijay found himself stuck in the 90s, the Tamil Nadu opener kept his composure to notch up his 12th Test hundred in the final session. There is no reason why they can not do it in test cricket and in time they will be even better bowlers than when they started off.

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