Afghan cricket fans welcome home the national team in Kabul on October 12, 2013, after they qualified for the 2015 world cup. Afghanistan's cricket team received a heroes' welcome as cheering crowds lined the streets and packed a stadium in Kabul to greet the players after they qualified for the 2015 World Cup. AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/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.