Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is looking forward to playing against Afghanistan in their maiden Test match that begins in Bengaluru on Thursday. Karthik said that war-ravaged Afghanistan have inspired everyone with their spirited journey in international cricket. Karthik credited the debutants for getting so far with limited resources and infrastructure. In a historic event, the Asghar Stanikzai-led team will play their first-ever five-day game against the number one team in the longest format. Top-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in the absence of Virat Kohli.