Mohammad Nabi has announced that he has decided to step down as captain of Afghanistan.© AFP
Mohammad Nabi announced on Friday that he has decided to step down as captain of the Afghan cricket team. The experienced all-rounder said he will continue to serve Afghanistan should the management need his service. Nabi, who also led the team during the Asian Cup in September earlier this year, made the announcement after the T20 World Cup in Afghanistan came to a close after a narrow four-run loss to Australia in their final group stage match at the Adelaide Oval. Nabi made the announcement via an official statement on social media.
“Dear compatriots and cricket fans! Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that neither we nor our supporters expected. We are as frustrated as you are with the outcome of the matches. Over the past year, our team De preparation was not at the level that a captain would want or need for a major tournament, and on some of the last tours, the team leadership, the selection committee and I were not on the same page, which affected team balance. respect, I announce with immediate effect that I GO OUT as CAPTAIN and will continue to play for my country whenever the management and team need me,” said Nabi.
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) Nov 4, 2022
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart who came to the field despite the games being hit by the rain and those who have supported us worldwide, your love really means a lot to us. Long live Afghanistan. Sincerely, Mohammad Nabi,” he added.
With three defeats from five games, Afghanistan finished at the bottom of the Group 1 points list.
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