Ghani congratulates Australia over World Cup win
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has congratulated Australia’s cricket team over winning their fifth World Cup title after crushing New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday last.
The president held telephonic conversations with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot and Governor-General Peter Cosgrov on Wednesday and thanked Australia for according a warm reception to the Afghanistan national team.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said President Ghani congratulated the government and the people of Australia over winning the World Cup on behalf of the people and the government of Afghanistan.
He also thanked the people of Australia for the warm reception given to the Afghan national team. The statement said the Australian premier and the governor-general thanked Ghani for the telephone and praised Afghanistan’s cricket team’s efforts and performance at the World Cup.
Afghanistan, the first-timers, returned from the mega event with a solitary victory over Scotland.
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