Before the start of ODI World Cup 2023, many players had already announced that they would say goodbye to this format after this. One name of Afghanistan team’s fast bowler Naveen Ul Haq is also included in this. At the age of just 24, Naveen played his last ODI match against South Africa in the match played at Ahmedabad ground. When Naveen had announced his retirement, all the fans had expressed their surprise. Afghanistan team had to face defeat by 5 wickets in this match against South Africa.
Want to keep your career long
When Naveen Ul Haq had announced his retirement from ODI, he had made it clear that he wants to keep his career long and that is why he will concentrate completely on the T20 format. Regarding his retirement, Naveen had said that playing for his country is an honor for any player. I will retire from this format with the end of the ODI World Cup but I will continue to play for Afghanistan in the T20 format. It was not easy for me to take this decision, but to prolong my career I had to take this decision. I thank the Afghanistan Cricket Board and all my fans who have continuously supported me in every situation.
Naveen Ul Haq played only 15 ODI matches
Naveen Ul Haq got a chance to debut in the ODI format for Afghanistan in the year 2015. Since then, he has been successful in playing only 15 ODI matches. During this period, he was successful in taking a total of 22 wickets at an average of 32.18. If we talk about Naveen’s performance in this World Cup, he was successful in taking 8 wickets.
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