Srinagar: Afghanistan star all-rounder and skipper Mohammad Nabi has announced that he is stepping down as captain of the team after teams exit from T20 World Cup 2022.
Mohammad Nabi announced this through his official Twitter handle following their four-run loss to Australia in Adelaide.
“Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that not we nor our supporters were expecting. We are as frustrated as you are with the outcome of matches,” Nabi said in his tweet.
Nabi captained the team in 35 T20Is – first leading them in 2013 – with Afghanistan winning 16 of those matches.
The skipper explained in his tweet that the “selection committee and I were not on the same page which had implications on the team balance”.
He, however, clarified that he would continue as a player and will be available “when the management and team needs” him.
The veteran Afghanistan all-rounder led the team to the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup, where rain hampered Afghanistan’s chances against New Zealand and Ireland.
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Afghanistan ended the Super 12 stage with no wins in three completed games, almost pulling off a heist against Australia on Friday, eventually losing by just four runs after a spectacular cameo from Rashid Khan.