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Updated on: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 06:05 PM IST

'And the chapter ends...': As Asghar Afghan plays his last match, netizens bid him emotional farewell

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Former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan will play his last match for his country on Sunday as he has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Afghanistan will lock horns with Namibia in the ongoing T20 World Cup on Sunday and this will be Asghar Afghan's last match for his side, the cricketer has announced.

"Afghanistan's ex-captain Asghar Afghan who holds the highest winning streak as a captain in T20 internationals surpassing Indian legend MS Dhoni by one extra win, decides to bid farewell with all formats of cricket in Afghanistan's third match against Namibia at T20WC," Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted.

"@ACBofficials welcomes and respects his decision, expresses gratitudes for his services to the country. It will take a lot of hard work for young Afghan cricketers to fill his shoes," it added.

Today, as Afghan played his last international match, he had tears in his eyes. He also received a guard of honour from Namibia during the ongoing match in the T20 World Cup.

The emotional images went viral on Twitter leaving fans sentimental.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

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Asghar Afghan has played six Tests, 114 ODIs and 74 T20Is for Afghanistan. The right-handed batter made his debut against Scotland in 2009.

Asghar Afghan played his first match in the longest format when Afghanistan locked horns with India in June 2018.

With inputs from ANI.

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Published on: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 06:05 PM IST
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