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Former Afghanistan Captain Asghar Afghan Announces Retirement From All Forms Of International Cricket

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, Dubai

Published by: Rajeev Rai
Updated Sun, 31 Oct 2021 12:07 AM IST

Summary

Ahead of the group match against Namibia, the team’s star cricketer and former captain Asghar Afghan has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 33-year-old Asghar is currently part of the team in the T20 World Cup and he also played against Pakistan, but will now play his last international match against Namibia.

The Afghanistan cricket team has suffered a major setback in the T20 World Cup. Ahead of the group match against Namibia, the team’s star cricketer and former captain Asghar Afghan has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 33-year-old Asghar is currently part of the team in the T20 World Cup and he also played against Pakistan, but will now play his last international match against Namibia.

Confirming this with its Twitter handle on Saturday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board informed about Asghar’s decision. The board wrote, ‘Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has decided to retire from all forms of cricket after the match against Namibia. ACB respects his decision and thanks him for serving the nation.

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.

Afghan, who made his debut for Afghanistan in 2009, is the third highest run-scorer for Afghanistan in T20 Internationals, while he is fourth in the list of most run-scorers for Afghanistan in ODI cricket.

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The Afghanistan cricket team has suffered a major setback in the T20 World Cup. Ahead of the group match against Namibia, the team’s star cricketer and former captain Asghar Afghan has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 33-year-old Asghar is currently part of the team in the T20 World Cup and he also played against Pakistan, but will now play his last international match against Namibia.

Confirming this with its Twitter handle on Saturday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board informed about Asghar’s decision. The board wrote, ‘Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has decided to retire from all forms of cricket after the match against Namibia. ACB respects his decision and thanks him for serving the nation.

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.

Afghan, who made his debut for Afghanistan in 2009, is the third highest run-scorer for Afghanistan in T20 Internationals, while he is fourth in the list of most run-scorers for Afghanistan in ODI cricket.

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