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Long hair, bandanas and cartwheels: Afghanistan's love of the game is uplifting

Feb 27, 2015    

On Thursday, just a few minutes after flicking the ball through square-leg to score the winning runs, Shapoor Zadran threw his helmet and bat on the ground. Then, he paused. Just for a moment but it seemed like an eternity. A few seconds later, he found his voice and roared. Just one, earth-shattering roar. And then he ran and ran and ran. He was unstoppable.Finally, he knelt, stretched out his arms and let gravity bring his face crashing down into the turf. It was a knockout alright. Not that he cared. He had done it; Afghanistan had done it - from 97-7 to 211-9. They had whipped together an ...

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