The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday congratulated former Afghan captain Asghar Afghan on a superb career which has seen him play a crucial role in his country’s rise in international cricket. The batter, who has appeared in all seven ICC majors that Afghanistan has participated in, has announced his retirement from all formats of play.
Their last game was against Namibia on Sunday in the Super 12 stage of the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup. ICC Acting Managing Director Geoff Allardice said in a statement: “Asghar has been a great ambassador for the game and has played a huge role in Afghanistan’s rise in world cricket.
âHe played a pivotal role as a hitter and astutely led his team during his tenure as captain. On behalf of the ICC, I wish him all the best for the future and hope he will continue to be associated with the game over the years.
The 33-year-old ended his career after playing 114 ODI games, scoring 2,424 points with a century and 12 half-centuries. He also scored 440 points in six tryout games. Asghar captained his country in their very first test match against India in 2018 and the 2016 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup.
Upon retirement, he held the record for most wins as captain of the T20 internationals having led his team to victory in 42 games. (ANI)
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