Afghanistan are the team who has impressed everyone In the shortest format. They are well known for a hard hitters establishment with mysterious bowlers who have been well experienced in the global leagues as well.
Many analysts have also predicted that Afghanistan might be one among the four teams who can go to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2021. But there is bad news for the Afghanistan team and the Afghan fans that their star experienced player has officially announced his retirement in the middle of the tournament.
Asghar Afghan has reported that he will play his last match for the Afghanistan side on 31st October 2021. Afghanistan will take on Namibia in their next bunch stage experience of the 2021 release of the T20 World Cup at the Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The authority handle of ESPN Cricinfo tweeted about Afghan’s retirement from the game-
“JUST IN: Former skipper Asghar Afghan will play his last match for Afghanistan tomorrow. He has announced his retirement from international cricket,” tweeted by the official account of ESPN Cricinfo.
Asghar Afghan has been the pillar of the Afghanistan side for over 10 years with the willow close by. The right-hander has played 6 Tests, 115 ODIs, and 74 T20Is for his side. While he has scored 440 runs in the red ball format, Afghan has additionally pillaged 2467 runs in the ODI format as well.
In T20I cricket, the experienced player has amassed 1327 runs also. Afghan has scored a sum of 2 centuries in his international format. Afghan is the third most elevated run-scorer for Afghanistan in T20Is while he stands fourth in the batsmen with the most runs for the Afghanistan side in ODI cricket.
The right-handed batting veteran has additionally scored 3 half centuries in the longest format of the game, while he has plundered 12 half-centuries in ODI cricket. In the T20I field, Afghan has impacted 4 fifties.
Afghan made his worldwide presentation way back in the year 2009 for the Afghanistan outfit. He has been one of the long-standing workers of Afghanistan cricket. Afghan has additionally driven the Afghanistan side in the global field also. The Afghan’s 12-years will attract a nearby ally on 31st October 2021.