Mohammad Nabi resigns from captaincy after Afghanistan lost to Australia

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    Afghanistan’s skipper Mohammad Nabi stepped down as a captain after Afghanistan lost to Australia in their last game in T20 World Cup 2022 on Friday. The all-rounder from Afghanistan could prove himself, neither with the bat nor with the ball in the mega tournament. In this edition of the T20 World Cup, Mohammad Nabi, and Co. couldn’t register a single win.

    He bowled only one over against Australia and gave out 14 runs without a scalp. He could muster 17 runs and took one wicket in three games. Nabi shared a tweet where he’s seen asking for an apology for the team’s poor performance. He further added, he’s not leaving the national team and will play whenever the team needs him.

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    Credits- The Indian Express

    He went on to reveal that the selection committee and team management weren’t on the same page as him during the recent tours which affected the overall performance.

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    His tweet read as

    “Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that not us nor 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 I 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,”

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    Nabi’s latest tenure as a skipper has ended with 10 wins and 13 defeats. Afghanistan had a good performance initially in Asia Cup but lost all three matches at the Super Four stage. Afghanistan lost six games in T20 World Cup 2022.

    Nabi is a member of the Afghan team’s “golden generation,” which helped the group advance through the ranks and earn Test status in 2017. During his leadership, Afghanistan defeated Scotland in an ODI and bagged their first-ever World Cup victory. This came after another historic victory in the 2014 Asia Cup—their first ever against a Test-playing country.

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