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BREAKING NEWS: Mohammad Nabi steps down as Afghanistan captain after losing against Australia

New Delhi: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has stepped down from captaincy after losing to Australia. Team Afghanistan has finished last in the points table.

In his stepping down letter, Nabi wrote, “Dear Compatriots and Cricket Lovers! Our T20 World Cup journey came to an end, with a result that not us nor our supporters were expecting. We are as frustrated as you are with the outcome of matches. From the last one year, our team preparation was not to a level that a captain would want it or needed for a big tournament.”

I step down as captain – Mohammad Nabi

“Moreover, in some of the last tours the team management, selection committee and I were not on the same page which had implications on the team balance. Therefore, with due respect, effective immediately I announce to STEP DOWN as a CAPTAIN & will continue to play for my country when the management & team need me.

“I thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart who came to the grounds despite matches being affected by the rain and those who supported us worldwide, your love truly means a lot to us. Long live Afghanistan. With best regards, Mohammad Nabi,” he added in his statement.

After losing in their last game of the Super 12, Afghanistan finish at last in the points table of Group 1.

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