We as cricket fans, observers and analysts alike live in interesting times. We're going through a phase, where the dominant narrative is about unending money, glamour and quick fame, where debates are framed around an innate conflict between club and country and even, in some instances, international cricket not living up to world-class standards. All of a sudden, playing for the country has become a dilemma. In short, and I might be wrong here, we're desperately searching for a prism of perspective. That is exactly where Afghanistan slots itself in seamlessly.
Out of the Ashes, a documentary film and book written by British filmmaker Timothy Albone about the Afghan cricket team, gets more powerful with every written word and ensuing chapter, which encapsulate not just the extraordinary story of the team, but also the power of sport, specifically cricket, in a war-torn country and divided society battling for a national identity.
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