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Twitter Reacts to India facing Afghanistan in their Inaugural Test

The Indian players will go through a robust schedule in the coming time, as the country will host a staggering 81 matches in between 2019-2013.

30 more matches will be played for the time being as per the current Future Tours Programme (FTP). However, the BCCI assured that the number of playing days for the cricketers would be decreased, which will somehow give them a bit of rest.

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The FTP was agreed in principle by the members at the BCCI Special General Meeting on Monday. However, the highlight of the SGM was the decision to host Afghanistan in a first-ever Test match between the two teams. The dates of the historic Test will get decided later.

While Afghanistan was awaiting their opponents for their first-ever international Test match now, we know that the team will play Virat Kohli and his men in the fixture. The country was awarded the full Test status by the ICC on June 22 early this year, and it was an iconic moment in the country’s cricket history.

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Twitter Reacts to India facing Afghanistan in their Inaugural Test

The country made it’s debut in the 50-over format with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and have produced some promising talents since then. Leg spin bowler Rashid Khan has been a sensation since his inception and has participated in the Indian Premier League too with compatriot Mohammad Nabi. Hence, the Indian soil would not be a whole new experience for some of their stars.

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Afghanistan was scheduled to play the Aussies in their first Test in 2019, but BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said India decided to host their first considering the lovable relationship between the two countries.

However, Twitter was elated with the news  of India paving the way for Afghanistan for their Test career and tweets poured in plenty. Here are a few Tweets that stood out from the long list of messages:

https://twitter.com/JagratiShukla29/status/940173472269000704

https://twitter.com/JagratiShukla29/status/940173472269000704

https://twitter.com/phani98495/status/940177196274110465

https://twitter.com/IPoetBala/status/940173632227049472