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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Sharafuddin Ashraf named as a replacement for Asghar Afghan

Sharafuddin Ashraf has been approved as a replacement for the retired Asghar Afghan in the Afghanistan team by the ICC technical committee. Asghar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket ahead of the Namibia game played on Sunday which the Mohammad Nabi-led side won by 62 runs.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Would like to steal MS Dhoni's helicopter shot, admits Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has admitted that he wants to steal the famous helicopter shot from former India skipper MS Dhoni. The ICC has posted a video on their Instagram handle in which Nabi has been asked about his choice of shot which he would like to steal from another player.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup | Asghar Afghan is the best captain Afghanistan has ever produced, says Naveen-ul-Haq

After registering a thumping 62-run victory against Namibia on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq stated that Asghar Afghan is the best captain the country has ever produced. Asghar notched up a 23-ball 31 in his farewell match, while Naveen excelled with the ball, returning 3/26.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | We’ll take Afghanistan defeat as a stepping stone for future, says Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus

Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus lauded Afghanistan’s all-round quality, as his team went down by 62 runs in a T20 World Cup 2021 encounter in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Gerhard and his team looked at the result as “a stepping stone for the future”, ahead of their remaining fixtures in the competition.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | ‘I want to give chance to youngsters’ - Asghar Afghan on his decision to retire

Asghar Afghan stated he has decided to retire from international cricket in order to give more chances to the youngsters in the Afghanistan squad. The former Afghanistan captain scored a 23-ball 31, in guiding his team to 160/5 in his farewell match against Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Twitter reacts as Namibia welcome Asghar Afghan with guard of honour in his farewell match

Asghar Afghan received a guard of honour from the Namibia cricket team when he walked out to bat for the last time for Afghanistan in international cricket on Saturday, October 31. Having announced his retirement a day earlier, Afghan scored a 23-ball 31 in his team's first innings effort of 160/5.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan's first Test captain, to retire after Namibia clash

Afghanistan's first Test captain Asghar Afghan will be retiring from international cricket after team's clash against Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, October 31. The 33-year-old played six Tests, 114 ODIs and 75 T20I, scoring 4215 runs across formats and leading Afghanistan in 115 matches.
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newscricket8 months ago

Afghanistan sack Ashghar Afghan as captain; Hashmatullah Shahidi appointed ODI and Test skipper

Asghar Afghan, who as recently as a month ago was Afghanistan’s captain in all three formats, has been sacked by the ACB, with Hashmatullah Shahidi replacing the veteran as the Test and ODI skipper. The ACB are yet to name the T20I skipper, but Shahidi is not expected to lead in the shortest format.
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newscricket2 years ago

Will expose Afghanistan cricketers for underperforming in World Cup, threatens Gulbadin Naib

Former skipper Gulbadin Naib has threatened to expose the Afghanistan cricket board officials and players for allegedly underperforming during the World Cup. The cricketer added that he would publicly name and shame the government, players and management if appropriate action isn't taken.
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newscricket2 years ago

ACB change stance as Asghar Afghan replaces Rashid Khan as Afghanistan captain

An ACB top management meeting reverted their decision to appoint Rashid Khan as skipper for all three formats as former skipper Asghar Afghan has been reappointed as Afghanistan's Captain across formats. Rashid and Mohammad Nabi had publicly criticised Asghar's removal prior to the World Cup.
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