From Virender Sehwag to Mahela Jayawardene, here's how everyone reacted to Ireland, Afghanistan getting Test status

After Ireland and Afghanistan were granted Test status on Thursday by the ICC after a long wait, here's how the fraternity reacted on Twitter:

FP Sports, Jun, 23 2017

In a landmark decision that would help the game of cricket to grow, Ireland and Afghanistan were awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council, thereby ending the long wait for the two countries, who have dominated the matches held between Associate nations for the better part of last few years. Expectedly, the announcement was celebrated across the world, with many taking to Twitter to express their joy.

This is how players from Ireland and Afghanistan reacted to the news on Twitter:

Even cricketers from other nations, both current and former, welcomed the two nations into their fold.

Published Date: Jun 23, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 23, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119