It has now been confirmed that Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will be retiring from Test Cricket after the conclusion of the ongoing single match Test match series against Bangladesh being played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
”Yes, he [Nabi] will retire after the ongoing Test match,” Nazim Jar Abdurrahimzai said without delving into the specifics of the all-rounder’s retirement.
It is not clear yet exactly why Nabi is drawing curtains on his test career, but it’s understandable if he’s deciding to prolong his white-ball cricket career.
The 34-year-old has played only three test matches in his career (including the ongoing one). Afghanistan is not a part of the World Test Championship since only the top nine member nations are competing in a total of 71 test matches across 27 bilateral series over two years. In another single match one-off Test series to take place in Dehradun, Afghanistan is supposed to face West Indies.
Despite giving up on his red-ball career, Mohammad Nabi continues to be a valued asset in the limited formats of the game. Being a world-class all-rounder, Nabi is more than decent with both the bat and the ball in his hand and has had some really interesting moments in the World Cup.
Mohammad Nabi is especially a big name in T20 cricket and is demanded in T20 leagues all over the world. He had a great season with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in 2019. He will be a crucial member of the Afghan squad that takes part in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.
Along with Rashid Khan, he has been the most recognized face of Afghanistan cricket around the world and was responsible for elevating the style and level of cricket in his country.
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