In the latest turn of events, Mohammad Nabi, the star Afghanistan all-rounder decided to step down from captaincy after the Asian team failed to make an impact in the T20 World Cup 2022.
The all-rounder took to Twitter to announce his resignation. Nabi, in the statement also confirmed that though he is leaving captaincy, he will continue representing his country as a player at the international stage.
Here’s what Nabi’s statement read:
Dear Compatriots and Cricket Lovers!
Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that not us or our supporters were expecting. We are as frustrated as you are with the outcome of matches.
From the last one year, our team preparation was not to a level that a captain would want it or needed for a big tournament. Moreover, in some of the last tours, the team management, selection committee and | were not on the same page which had implications on the team balance.
Therefore, with due respect, effective immediately I announce to STEP DOWN as a CAPTAIN & will continue to play for my country when the management & team need me.
I thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart who came to the grounds despite matches being affected by the rain and those who supported us worldwide, your love truly means a lot to us. Long live Afghanistan.
With best regards,
It was a forgettable tournament for Afghanistan as they failed to win a single game in the showpiece tournament in Australia. While their two games were abandoned due to the rain, they lost the remaining three against the likes of England, Sri Lanka and Australia.
They finished their World Cup campaign at the bottom of the Group 1 points table. They played their final group stage match against Australia, where they gave a tough fight to the hosts and fell just four run short of the target.