It is a sad thing that so many so-called ardent fans got distracted and threatened by an infamous bomb blast that is deemed contrary to the spirit of the human race.
In the world where people are seeking solace to live happily, there is no word called ‘peace’ in terrorism’s offensive dictionary.
Things got a little more interesting when the Afghanistan fans have learnt to fight against the terrorism rather than hiding themselves in an unknown place when cricket comes into play.
The rich vein of fan’s blood in supporting the team is the copious zest that they get in return.
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The chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Atif Mashal stressed the fact that fans took efforts to extend their warm support waiting in queue for hours in order to watch their team’s slick passage of play.
Their fearless brand of cricket has united the people in what is the ultimate symbol of peace.
“Over the past few days, we’ve seen thousands of fans waiting for hours to get into the stadium and watch the matches. Cricket has brought joy to people and it has a message of peace, unity and love,” Atif Mahal added to his lines.
No matter what the terrorists do, the fans echoed that they are not going to give up and made the intentions are quite clear. This is a testimony to the fact that fans’ love for the game is infinite.
“We have a clear message to terrorists. We’re not going to give up, however many explosions you put against us,” said Noor Aziz, a fan while witnessing the match between Kabul Eagles and the Spinghar Tigers.
The Shpageeza Cricket League sparked all guns blazing with as many as 6 teams spicing it up the league with players from South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Following the bomb blast that spoiled the moods, Cricket South Africa and Zimbabwe Cricket requested its player to get back to home immediately.
Cameron Delport who struck a century during the match emphasised the fact that he is well impressed by Afghanistan’s measured approach to catching the bomber.
“Obviously with the incident which happened (on Wednesday), it was a downer in the changing room. But the ACB put good measures in place, good security. “
“They caught him (the bomber) before he could do what he did inside the stadium, which was really good and all the players are happy about that. I would definitely come back in the future,” the first centurion of the tournament Cameron signed off.