The Afghanistan Cricket Board has released a statement on Twitter, that their former captain and 33-year-old player Asghar Afghan will retire from all formats of cricket after his side’s match against Namibia on Sunday. The Right-handed batter made his debut for Afghanistan in2009. Since then, he has played 114 ODIs, 6 Tests, and 74 TOIs for his side. He has scored a cumulative total of 4215 runs across all formats.
Afghanistan’s ex captain Asghar Afghan who holds the highest winning streak as a captain in T20 internationals surpassing Indian legend Ms Dhoni by one extra win, decides to bid farewell with all formats of cricket in Afghanistan’s third match against Namibia at @T20WorldCup.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) October 30, 2021
The post by ACB on Twitter read, “Afghanistan’s ex-captain Asghar Afghan who holds the highest winning streak as a captain in T20 Internationals… decides to bid farewell with all formats of cricket in Afghanistan’s third game against Namibia.” The board further added that they respect the player’s decision and showed gratitude towards the service he has provided for his country. They also said that it will be hard for a youngster to fill Afghan’s shoes.
The Afghanistan team thus far has had a mixed bag of results. They played this first game against Scotland in which they posted a mountain of a total for Scotland to chase, and then bundled the side for just 60 runs to win the game by a whopping margin of 130 runs. Their second game against Pakistan, however, was mighty tougher and they came close to victory but a magnificent knock by Asif Ali denied them a thrilling victory. They will be hoping to win the third game against Namibia to bid their captain a winning farewell.