Mohammad Nabi on Friday stepped down as Afghanistan captain citing differences with the team management and the selectors, ESPNcricinfo reported.
The veteran cricketer announced the decision in a Twitter post saying,
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) November 4, 2022
The development comes hours after Afghanistan lost a close match against Australia, which was their third consecutive defeat in the mega event, ending their T20 World Cup journey with three losses and two washout matches.
“Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that no one was expecting and we are equally frustrated,” read a statement that was posted on Twitter.
He said that the team’s preparations were not up to the level for an important tournament. He also spoke about the differences between the captain, team management, and the selection committee.
“Therefore, with due respect, effectively immediately I announce my resignation as team’s captain,” Nabi said, adding that he will be available for selection if and when needed.
He also thanked everyone for their support despite his team’s poor performance.