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 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6650 117
4 England 6483 116
5 Australia 6077 113
6 Pakistan 4875 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112