Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has said that he decided to retire in the middle of the ongoing T20 World Cup. Because he and his fellow players were deeply saddened by the loss to Pakistan in the last match. Afghanistan had lost to Pakistan by five wickets in the previous match of the Super 12 stage. In which Asif Ali gave his team victory by hitting four sixes in the 19th over.
Afghan Decided to Retire
The captain holds the record of winning most T20 International matches to his name. Afghan, who has led Afghanistan in 115 matches, wiped his tears after the end of the first innings against Namibia, saying, “We were very hurt in the last match. So I decided to retire.” He said, “There are a lot of memories, it was difficult for me. But I had to retire.
Also Scored two Centuries in an International Career
The right-handed batsman has played six Tests, 115 ODIs, and 74 T20Is for Afghanistan. During this, he has also scored 440 runs in Tests and 2467 runs in ODIs. Afghan has also scored 1327 runs in T20 International cricket. Afghan has also scored two centuries in his international career.
3rd Highest Run-Scorer
Debuting for Afghanistan in 2009, Afghan is the third-highest run-scorer for Afghanistan in T20 Internationals. While he is fourth in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs for Afghanistan in ODI cricket.
Afghanistan Team Will Take on India on November 3
Has scored 4246 runs in the format. Afghan scored 31 off 23 balls against Namibia on Sunday. “I want to give a chance to the youth. I think this is a good opportunity for this. A lot of people are asking me why right now, but this is something I can’t answer.” Afghanistan will take on India on November 3 and then New Zealand on November 7.