Afghan batsmen ‘capable’ of scoring hundred against India: Lalchand Rajput
KARACHI: Kevin O'Brien was the last international cricketer to score a Test century in the inaugural Test for his country.
Afghanistan will be playing its inaugural Test (against India) on Thursday ((M. Chinnswamy Stadium, Bangalore) and according to their former coach, Lalchand Rajput, there can be a more centurion from this team.
Speaking exclusively, whether 58-year-old former India right-handed batsman took charge of coaching, said, "century in Test cricket is very special and i am sure Afghan players will be looking to get one and I feel Rahmat Shah, Shehzad and Aasghar can get it as they are in good nick".
"Indian bowling attack is good at the moment be it pace or spin whereas Afghan has very good spinners like Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi. so its going to test the temperament of the Afghan players and I am sure who is strong enough will succeed".
"Rahamat Shah is technically sound and has good skill levels. He is the player to watch in the longer format", Rajput added.
"I have been following the Afghan teams progress as I had spent so much time with them and got the Test status. Had I been in India, would certainly have had gone there to watch", he signed off.