ICC World Cup: Who's saying what about Afghanistan's maiden WC win

Dunedin: Who's saying what on Twitter about Afghanistan's maiden World Cup win on Thursday

"Can't believe what I have achieved in this game. Thanks to Hamid and Shapoor for not letting my effort go in vain," Samiullah Shinwari, who made 96, thanking Shapoor Zadran and Hamid Hassan who saw the team home by one wicket.

"Congratulations. It was a fantastic and spirited performance from our boys. Well done! We are very proud of them," Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani. 

Afghanistan’s Shapoor Zadran (right) embraces teammate Samiullah Shenwari as he celebrates his team's World Cup pool 'A' win over Scotland in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday. Pic/AP/PTI

"#CWC15 We dedicate this marvelous & historic win to all those 100 victims of Panjsher who martyrs in deadly avalanches yesterday. #AFGvSCO." Afghanistan Cricket Board.

"Yes Thanks almighty for first win and all efforts & win deserve to @SamiShinwari45 for his stunning batting thank you all fans love you." Shapoor Zadran

"Our game yest now 2nd best game. Well played @CricketScotland and @ACBofficials 2day. Only a few weeks left of these annoyingly good games." Ireland captain Ed Joyce hailing Afghanistan and Scotland but hitting out at the ICC's decision to cut the number of the teams at the next World Cup to 10 from 14.

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