WATCH: Afghanistan players joyfully celebrate their victory against Australia in the dressing room

League: Cricket

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2024 at 06:15 PM

In a thrilling match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, Afghanistan exacted revenge on Australia, securing a historic victory by 21 runs. This landmark win in the 48th match of the tournament marked Afghanistan’s first triumph over Australia in international cricket.

Afghanistan cricket dressing room celebration

The journey to this victorious moment began during the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, where Afghanistan came agonizingly close to defeating Australia. Although they fell short, the setback only strengthened the team’s resolve. Seven months later, their determination culminated in a resounding victory at the T20 World Cup.

After the match, the Afghanistan team celebrated their victory in the dressing room with all players and staff members. The atmosphere was electric, filled with overwhelming joy and excitement. The players, beaming with pride, revelled in their momentous achievements, a feeling that resonated throughout the room.

Here is the video:

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The mindset of Afghanistan players

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, reflected on their previous encounter, saying, “They hurt us in the World Cup, and now we hurt them back.” This statement highlights the strategic mindset and resilience of the Afghan players, who channeled their past disappointment into motivation for success.

Team captain Rashid Khan emphasized the significance of their victory dates, remarking, “23 October and 23 June will be written in history books; on 23 October 2023, we defeated Pakistan in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, and now we have done it again.” This sentiment underscores the symbolic importance of these victories and the team’s belief in their destiny.

With this win, Afghanistan have taken a significant step towards securing a place in the semifinals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Their performance has not only made history but also inspired hope and pride among their fans. As they continue their journey in the tournament, the team’s resilience and strategic approach will be key factors in their quest for further success.

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