Asghar Afghan, the former Afghanistan captain, announced on Sunday that he had abruptly retired from international cricket after the Pakistan defeat “hurt too much.”
Asghar Afghan, wiping tears from his eyes, responded to the issue on everyone’s mind: why did he choose to retire in the middle of the T20 World Cup?
“We were too badly injured in the final match [against Pakistan], and that’s why I chose to quit,” he remarked.
One of the reasons Afghan is laying up his boots is so that new Afghan players might have an opportunity to win medals for their country.
“I want to give young people an opportunity. This, I believe, is an excellent chance to do so. The majority of people are asking why now, but I’m at a loss for words “he stated
Afghan said that naming a single unforgettable memory was tough for him because there were so many.
In his last international encounter for Afghanistan, Asghar scored 31 runs off 23 balls. After losing to Pakistan in the first match of the series, his team defeated Namibia by 62 runs.
Afghanistan performed admirably against Pakistan, even putting the green shirts under strain at one point. However, a late Asif Ali blitz put an end to Afghanistan’s chances, as the pinch-hitter hammered four sixes in one over to seal Pakistan’s victory.