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

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 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115