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The 34-year-old, is playing in only his third Test match, may have taken the decision since Afghanistan aren’t a part of the inaugural World Test Championship. @ BCCI

Afghanistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi will retire from Test cricket after the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh, the Afghanistan team manager confirmed on Thursday (September 5).

”Yes, he (Nabi) will retire after the ongoing Test match,” Nazim Jar Abdurrahimzai told Cricbuzz at the end of the opening day’s play at Chittagong on Thursday.

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The reason to Nabi’s decision is not clear, but he could have resorted to the decision to prolong his white-ball career, since that has been the as has been the trend with players who cross 30.

The 34-year-old, is playing in only his third Test match, may have taken the decision since Afghanistan aren’t a part of the inaugural World Test Championship and the next time his team plays a Test match is only in November-December against West Indies in Dehradun.

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However, Nabi, a member of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, has been a good Twenty20 International player. He continues to be in demand T20 leagues around the world. He will be key to Afghanistan’s chances at the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.