Afghanistan captain resigns after losing to Australia


The T20 World Cup of the Afghanistan team has been disappointing. In Group 1, Afghanistan team lost 3 in five matches and 2 matches were washed out due to rain. However, in the final match, Afghanistan’s team came very close to defeating Australia. After this, Captain Mohammad Nabi has announced to step down from the captaincy. He has shared on social media the information of resigning his post with immediate effect.

Nabi wrote a post on social media and said that our T20 World Cup campaign has ended in a way that we and our supporters did not expect. Like you, we are disappointed with the outcome of the matches. For the last one year, the preparation of the team has not been the way the captain wants for a big tournament. Me, the team manager and the selection committee have not been on the same page in the last several tours. This affected the balance of the team. That’s why I resign as captain with immediate effect, I will continue to play for my country as a player if the management and team want.

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Nabi further said that I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for coming on the field even after the rain affected the match. Your love means a lot to us. Afghanistan alive.

Significantly, on Friday, the Afghanistan team played the last match of this World Cup against Australia. Afghanistan gave a tough fight to Australia but eventually the hosts got a chance to win by 4 runs. With this match, the campaign of the Afghanistan team came to an end.


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