Afghanistan’s loss to Pakistan of their T20 World Cup conflict towards the 2009 champions was an excessive amount of for Asghar Afghan to bear.
The former Afghanistan captain revealed Sunday he retired as a result of the ache of the loss was an excessive amount of to bear for him.
Wiping tears from his eyes, Asghar Afghan answered the query on everybody’s minds: Why did he select to retire in the midst of the T20 World Cup?
“In the last match [against Pakistan], we were hurt too much, and that’s why I decided to retire,” he mentioned.
Afghan mentioned one of many causes he was hanging up his boots was so younger Afghanistan gamers might have an opportunity to earn laurels for his or her staff.
“I want to give chance to youngsters. I think this is a good opportunity for that. Most people are asking me why now, but it’s something I cannot explain,” he mentioned.
Afghan mentioned it was tough for him to level in the direction of a single memorable second, including that there have been a lot.
Asghar scored a fast 31 runs off 23 balls in his final worldwide match for Afghanistan. His aspect received the sport towards Namibia by 62 runs after their loss to Pakistan within the opening match of the sport.
Afghanistan performed nicely towards Pakistan, and at one cut-off date, even put the inexperienced shirts beneath strain. However, a late Asif Ali blitz drew the curtains on Afghanistan, because the pinch-hitter hit 4 sixes in a single over to make sure Pakistan received the sport.