Afghanistan Cricket Team had a poor outing in the ICC World Cup 2019 failing to win a single game. Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi recently blamed the captaincy change as the reason behind their poor performance. And now, former Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib has hit back at Nabi asking him to mind his own business.
Afghanistan Cricket Board deployed Naib as the skipper of the side days before the World Cup. Many cricketers expressed their concern over the same including Nabi and Rashid Khan. The Afghans came close to winning matches but lost the grip in the death overs.
Mohammad Nabi, who recently retired from Test cricket after Afghanistan maiden Test win, claimed that Gulbadin Naib has never captained a side which played a role in their dismal run in the World Cup. Notably, former captain, Asghar Afghan did a good job with the side as they came up the ranks quickly.
“Before the World Cup we changed the old captain and that was the main thing why we couldn’t play well as a team. That captain never captained in his life. That’s why we didn’t do that well in the World Cup, and even though we had good games against India, Pakistan and West Indies, we lost those matches,” Nabi had said to Cricbuzz.
And now, Gulbadin Naib has hit back at Mohammad Nabi asking the veteran all-rounder to look after himself. Naib posted a cryptic message on the microblogging site indirectly hinting at his teammate, who has criticised him earlier.
Afghanistan; meanwhile, has made a good start to the T20I tri-series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. They will look to keep up their winning run when they face host Bangladesh next.
“First You should look to Your self Mate ????????,” Naib wrote on Twitter.
First You should look to Your self Mate 🤔🤔
— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) September 11, 2019