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Dinesh Karthik praises Afghanistan’s beautiful journey

India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has praised Afghanistan’s rise to the top of the sport under tough circumstances, saying it was an honour to face the South Asian nation in their landmark first test starting on Thursday. Afghanistan will play India, the top-ranked test nation, after becoming full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year. They are coming off a commanding Twenty20 series win over Bangladesh this month and Karthik paid tribute to their inspiring journey. “It’s been beautiful,”…