Asghar Afghan receives guard of honour in his farewell against Namibia

Asghar Afghan, an Afghanistan cricketer, announced his retirement from international cricket before the T20 World Cup in 2021. When he announced that he will not be playing in the T20 WC matches following the encounter against Namibia, it came as a shock to supporters. Fans praised Afghan after he was disqualified and he received a ceremony of honour from the team as he stepped up to play against Namibia. Afghanistan is yet to play New Zealand, and neither Indians nor Afghans will be present in those games. In his final game, fans saluted him with the highest reverence. Players from his country, on the other hand, bid him farewell in the greatest possible way.

As far as his career goes, he has played in six Tests, 114 One-Day Internationals, and 76 Twenty-20 Internationals. In terms of his legacy as a captain, he led his country to their first Test match against India in 2018. Afghan led his team to 34 victories in 59 One-Day Internationals as captain, and 42 victories in 52 T20Is. His career is interesting in that he surpassed MS Dhoni in terms of most T20I victories as a captain when they beat Zimbabwe earlier this year in March. Even in his final game of the T20 World Cup 2021, he scored 31 runs off 23 balls to help his team reach a respectable total of 165 runs.

Pakistan now leads group two in the T20 World Cup 2021, while Afghanistan is in second place. It’s unclear how they’ll go about retaliating against New Zealand and India. In the meantime, two teams from each group will compete for a spot in the playoffs, and Pakistan has won all three of their games thus far.