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T20 World Cup 2021: From beacons of hope to symbols of pride - Afghanistan's soul-stirring journey
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T20 World Cup 2021: From beacons of hope to symbols of pride - Afghanistan's soul-stirring journey

There are sports stories of individuals who braved the odds and come out smiling at the end of what might have appeared an endless ordeal. The entire story of Afghanistan cricket belongs to this genre.

T20 World Cup 2021: Sharafudin Ashraf approved as Afghanistan's replacement for retired Asghar Afghan
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T20 World Cup 2021: Sharafudin Ashraf approved as Afghanistan's replacement for retired Asghar Afghan

Sharafudin was a reserve as per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

T20 World Cup 2021: It's pretty hard to accept Asghar Afghan's retirement, says Rashid Khan
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T20 World Cup 2021: It's pretty hard to accept Asghar Afghan's retirement, says Rashid Khan

Afghanistan gave a fitting farewell to the former captain as they notched up a convincing 62-run over Namibia on Sunday to keep their semifinal hopes alive in the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan captain Nabi says Afghan's sudden retirement left him shocked
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan captain Nabi says Afghan's sudden retirement left him shocked

Former skipper Afghan, who holds the record of most T20I wins as captain, announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket on Saturday night, less than 24 hours after Afghanistan's heartbreaking loss to Pakistan in the previous match.

T20 World Cup 2021: 'Defeat to Pakistan hurt too much, that's why decided to retire,' says Asghar Afghan
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T20 World Cup 2021: 'Defeat to Pakistan hurt too much, that's why decided to retire,' says Asghar Afghan

Less than 24 hours after the five-wicket defeat to Pakistan, former skipper Afghan, who holds the record of most T20I wins as captain, announced his decision to retire after the match against Namibia.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan give Asghar Afghan the perfect send-off with dominant win over Namibia
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan give Asghar Afghan the perfect send-off with dominant win over Namibia

Check out the key moments from Afghanistan's 62-run win over Namibia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in our match gallery.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan beat Namibia as Asghar Afghan calls time on international career
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan beat Namibia as Asghar Afghan calls time on international career

Asghar made 31 off 23 balls in his last international appearance, which lifted Afghanistan to 160-5 after captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and opted to bat in the Group 2 game.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan to retire midway into tournament
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan to retire midway into tournament

Asghar skippered Afghanistan over all three formats of cricket for six years, before being acrimoniously sacked two weeks before the start of the 2019 World Cup

Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan advises Tim Paine against making 'aggressive statements'
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Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan advises Tim Paine against making 'aggressive statements'

In an open letter to Australia skipper Paine, Afghan said that his country's team has the right to play not only in the upcoming T20 World Cup but in all ICC organised tournaments/events in accordance with the rules and regulations of ICC.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Asghar Afghan breaks MS Dhoni's record as hosts complete 3-0 T20I series sweep
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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Asghar Afghan breaks MS Dhoni's record as hosts complete 3-0 T20I series sweep

The victory makes Asghar Afghan the most successful captain in all T20 internationals with 42 wins in 52 matches, passing India's MS Dhoni, who won 41 out of 72.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Abu Dhabi, Full Cricket Score: Afghans seal series with 45-run win
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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Abu Dhabi, Full Cricket Score: Afghans seal series with 45-run win

Catch the live scorecard and updates from the second T20I of the three-match series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe on our blog.

Highlights, Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I at Abu Dhabi, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by 48 runs
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Highlights, Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I at Abu Dhabi, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by 48 runs

Check out LIVE scorecard of the first T20I between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe being held in Abu Dhabi.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Hashmatullah Shahidi's 200 not out, Asghar Afghan's 164 propel visitors into dominant position
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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Hashmatullah Shahidi's 200 not out, Asghar Afghan's 164 propel visitors into dominant position

Zimbabwe were 50 without loss in reply after the second day's play was taken over once again by Shahidi and Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan, who shared the country's highest partnership in a Test match.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Skipper Asghar Afghan's maiden ton puts his team on top after Day 1 of second Test
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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Skipper Asghar Afghan's maiden ton puts his team on top after Day 1 of second Test

The 33-year-old right hander notched 106 not out - the highest individual score by an Afghan in a Test - off just 135 balls with 12 boundaries and two sixes after winning the toss and opting to bat on a flat pitch.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Sean Williams' century, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi's bowling leads visitors to 10-wicket win
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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Sean Williams' century, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi's bowling leads visitors to 10-wicket win

Williams hit 105 to guide Zimbabwe to 250 all out before Afghanistan — trailing by 119 — were bowled out for 135 in their second innings.

Afghanistan vs Ireland: Rahmat Shah's ton guides Afghans to seven-wicket win against Ireland in 2nd ODI
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Afghanistan vs Ireland: Rahmat Shah's ton guides Afghans to seven-wicket win against Ireland in 2nd ODI

Rahmat hit two sixes and 10 fours in his 103 from 109 balls as the Afghans reached their victory target of 260 with 28 balls to spare, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Top Afghanistan cricketers start month-long training camp in Kabul
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Top Afghanistan cricketers start month-long training camp in Kabul

Top Afghan players, including the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, resumed training on Sunday at the Kabul Cricket Stadium, the Afghanistan Cricket Board informed.

Afghanistan vs Ireland: Kevin O'Brien scripts dramatic Super Over victory in third T20I as visitors end tour on high note
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Afghanistan vs Ireland: Kevin O'Brien scripts dramatic Super Over victory in third T20I as visitors end tour on high note

With this win, Ireland gained a consolidation win, but the series went on Afghanistan as they had won the opening two matches of the series.

Highlights, Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd T20I at Noida, Full cricket score: Visitors survive Super Over scare to register consolation win
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Highlights, Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd T20I at Noida, Full cricket score: Visitors survive Super Over scare to register consolation win

Catch the Live score and updates of the third T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland taking place at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground.