The best of them would go on to join academies in Peshawar, where they encountered the hard cricket ball for the first time.
But now even members of the Taliban - whose regime was toppled 16 years ago but is now surging again, dealing stinging blows to Afghan forces - have caught the cricketing bug, one insurgent commander tells AFP.
Now, not only do they listen to cricket on radio, but they even play it when they have spare time, the commander says.Floyd Mayweather knocks out Conor McGregor to win superfight.Post Dhawan's wicket, Rohit forged a partnership between Kohli full touch cricket games before he was dismissed for.Shikhar Dhawan 132 Virat Kohli 82* help India crush Sri Lanka by nine wickets.Team of chickens, they used to work as labourers until the afternoon and were later playing cricket here.India's top four batsmen smashed fifties each while a cameo by Hardik Pandya in the last over boosted India's total to 319 after 48 overs.The Virat Kohli-led side will face Sri Lanka in their next group game.Then he will work hard on that,.
Yuvraj had miss the two warm-up matches due to viral fever.A picture of Afghan cricket star Muhammad Shahzad from his days as a club player in Peshawar is still on display in Gymkhana, the biggest of the citys cricket academies.He rattles off a list of names, from Mohammad Nabi whom Khan praises for his long, long sixes up to Asghar Stanikzai, captain of the Afghan cricket team.(Express photo by Swapnil Mathur).In reply, Azhar Ali's fifty and a 33 run knock by Mohammad Hafeez were the only standout from Pakistan's chase as they were bundled out for 164.Ganesh Chaturthi: Sachin Tendulkar and family offer prayers to Lalbaugcha Raja.Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Anil Kumble, Gautam Gambhir and more celebrate Ganeshotsav.India thrashed rival Pakistan by 124 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method to go top of Group B in the Champions Trophy.
Skipper Kohli later built India's innings with Yuvraj Singh, as the duo went on to score fifties each.(Express photo by Swapnil Mathur).