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‘Every Indian player is a Virat Kohli’

DNMUM416072 | 6/13/2018 | Author : Taus Rizvi | WC :1935

Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai speaks to Taus Rizvi on playing their historical first-ever Test against India, preparations and Rashid Khan’s ‘Indian citizenship’. Excerpts:
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There must be butterflies in your stomach as the days of playing Afghanistan’s historical first-ever Test (against India) comes closer.
As you know we have our inaugural game with India, it’s every player’s dream to play Test cricket. It’s a dream and a fantastic opportunity given by Allah to play this big Test. It’s a big thing. We are waiting for this day to begin. I think in our cricketing history, this would be the most enjoyable day for Afghanistan, which we will definitely enjoy, Inshallah.
Does the dream of taking the field let you all sleep peacefully?
As you know, it’s the first Test match. When we were making debut in international cricket, when I was playing for the first time,
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