Asghar Afghan took everybody abruptly when he retired from worldwide cricket in the course of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Abu Dhabi three months in the past. However he had already executed sufficient to boost the usual and professional lifetime of cricket in Afghanistan.
He captained Afghanistan in its first ever Take a look at match, and went on to play in 5 extra. He additionally featured in 114 ODIs and 75 T20Is.
He’s glad that Afghanistan cricketers have change into sizzling properties throughout the globe. “Gamers of my technology, like Mohammad Nabi and Nawroz Mangal, wished to boost the benchmark of Afghanistan cricket,” stated Afghan, who’s taking part in for Asia Lions on the Legends League Cricket right here.
“Our goal was to point out that the children in our nation might play cricket and generate profits from it. We have now proven the world our expertise.”
His personal expertise was very a lot on show the opposite evening as he starred in Lions’ win over India Maharajas. He made a 28-ball 69 after which took two wickets.
Not surprisingly he was named Participant of the Match. “It felt good to do nicely for a crew which has so many massive stars,” he stated. “There’s a lot to be taught from these nice cricketers. And it’s good to speak and spend time with them.”
Looking forward to the T20 World Cup to be held later this 12 months in Australia, he stated India and Pakistan might do nicely. “India typically does nicely in Australia and Pakistan has glorious bowlers,” he stated. “The match between these groups ought to undoubtedly be price watching.”
(The author is in Muscat on the invitation of Legends League Cricket)