Afghanistan fast bowler Naveen-Ul-Haq announced retirement from ODIs after the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup. Naveen-Ul-Haq took to Instagram to share this announcement as the Aghan team reached India for the marquee cricketing tournament.
Naveen revealed the decision to retire from the 50-over format was taken to prolong his playing career. The right-arm pacer has been playing in franchise cricket across the world and is one of Afghanistan’s most important bowlers bar Rashid Khan.
"It has been an absolute honour to represent my country would like to announce my retirement from ODI format at end of this World Cup and will continue to wear this blue jersey in t20 cricket for my country it hasn’t been an easy decision to make but to prolong my playing career had to take this tough decision would like to thank @afghanistancricketboard And all my fans for their support and unwavering love."
Naveen-Ul-Haq made his ODI debut for Afghanistan against Bangladesh in Mirpur, in 2016. The speedster last played ODI cricket against Ireland in Abu Dhabi, in 2021. So far Naveen has only played seven ODI’s and picked 14 wickets with best figures being 4/42.