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T20 World Cup: Nabi was “shocked” when Asghar Afghan told about his retirement mid-tournament

Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi has said that he was shocked to hear from Asghar Afghan about his decision to retire from international cricket after Namibia’s match in the middle of the T20 World Cup 2021.

”Last night, he (Afghan) told me that tomorrow would be my last game and I was shocked,” Nabi said.

”It was his decision, he knows his career better. He has captained the side for almost 6-7 years He was very consistent with his captaincy in T20Is. He had already decided that tomorrow will be my last game.”

Afghanistan beat Namibia by 62 runs to maintain their second spot in Group 2 points table.

Naveen-ul Haq who was the player of the match for his three top-order wickets had dedicated his player of the match award to the former Afghanistan captain saying he was the best skipper.

”I made my debut under his captaincy, so I want to dedicate it to him,” Naveen said.

”I think Asghar has been the best captain Afghanistan has ever produced. We will be missing him a lot.” Afghanistan has batted first in all the three games so far in the tournament and Nabi said his team is aware that they might have to chase down totals in the upcoming matches against India and New Zealand.

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