The 24-year-old Afghan cricketer has decided to retire from one-day internationals after the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

On social media, Afghan cricketer, Naveen ul Haq, who unexpectedly rejoined Afghanistan’s ODI team for the World Cup, declared that he will be quitting the fifty-over format after the competition in India.

Afghan cricketer Naveen, who is still only 24 years old, made a comeback to the format in Afghanistan’s World Cup squad after a two-year layoff.

Although the pace bowler Afghan cricketer has only participated in seven ODIs, after making his international debut in 2016, he has emerged as a key player in the T20I system.

In a statement, he said, “It has been an incredible honour to represent my country. I would want to announce my retirement from the ODI format at the conclusion of this World Cup and will continue to play for my country in T20 cricket.

“It hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but in order to prolong my playing career, I had to take this tough decision. I would like to thank the Afghanistan Cricket Board and all of my fans for their support and unwavering love.”

For the prestigious competition in India, Afghanistan had selected a formidable team, with Naveen’s return being a big talking point. Along with Naveen, the team’s pace attack at the World Cup consists of Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, and Omarzai.

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