An Afghan boy plays cricket on the grounds in front of the stadium in Kabul on February 27, 2008. Cricket is popular among Afghans who have lived in Pakistan and recently returned to their country after decades of war. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Cricket in Afghanistan
The war-torn country has made rapid strides in international cricket. In 2012, they played their first ODI against a major team, Pakistan. In November 2013, they qualified for the World Twenty20 2014.