ABU DHABI: Former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan mentioned he’ll retire after Sunday´s recreation with Namibia regardless of the T20 World Cup solely having reached the halfway level.
“I will retire from all international cricket after the game against Namibia,” the 33-year-old mentioned in Pashto in a video message on Facebook.
“I want more and more youngsters to get the opportunity to play for Afghanistan. Therefore, it´s expected that tomorrow will be my last international match and afterwards I will resign.”
Asghar skippered Afghanistan over all three codecs of cricket for six years, earlier than being acrimoniously sacked two weeks earlier than the beginning of the 2019 World Cup in England.
He ultimately received again the captaincy however was axed once more in June this 12 months after being blamed for the workforce´s poor type in a Test collection in Zimbabwe.
Asghar performed six Tests, 114 one-day internationals and 74 Twenty20 internationals in a profession unfold over 12 years.
He scored 440 runs in Tests with 100 whereas his tally in ODIs was 2,424 with a century and 12 half-centuries.
At the continuing World Cup, Asghar scored 10 runs within the defeat in opposition to Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.
“@ACBofficials welcomes and respects his decision, expresses gratitude for his services to the country,” tweeted the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
“It will take a lot of hard work for young Afghan cricketers to fill his shoes.”