Mohammad Nabi resigns as Afghanistan’s skipper

It was one of the most cherished moments for Afghanistan cricket when they played the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Mohammad Nabi created history by becoming the first Afghanistan skipper to captain the side in the mega-event.

 

The team under Nabi didn’t disappoint the fans and registered a solitary victory against another associate team Scotland. The win was a special one for the team to savour, with Shapoor Zadran holding nerves and scoring the winning runs. Under his captaincy, Afghanistan had also achieved a 32-run victory over Bangladesh in the 2014 Asia Cup. Later that year, Afghanistan trailing 0-2 in the series against Zimbabwe came back strongly to draw the four-ODI series against Zimbabwe 2-2.

 

Content with his team’s performance in the World Cup, Nabi penned a letter to Afghanistan Cricket Board (AFB), quitting as the team’s skipper. He posted his resignation letter through a tweet from his account.

 

 

He felt it is the right time for him to step down as the skipper, with him being out of form. He took the captaincy reigns from Nawroz Mangal in March 2013 and has been a backbone of the team, leading his men in the World Cup for the first time.