Cricket World Cup 2023: Afghanistan And Lucknow Super Giants Pacer Naveen-Ul-Haq Makes Shock Announcement, Says THIS Ahead Of Virat Kohli Clash
Naveen-ul-Haq, the fast bowler from Afghanistan, will play Virat Kohli in a Cricket World Cup 2023 match in Delhi on October 11.
Ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, which begins next month, Afghanistan and Lucknow Super Giants pacer Naveen-ul-Haq, who made sound during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season earlier this year after his battle with Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Virat Kohli, made an unexpected announcement.
After returning to the format after two years, Naveen, a member of the Afghanistan ODI team, declared his intention to retire from ODI cricket at the young age of twenty-four.
A knee ailment kept Naveen out of the two-match T20I series against Bangladesh; he had a minor knee procedure in England. On Wednesday, the LSG pace bowler revealed to the Cricbuzz website that, per a doctor's advise, he intends to withdraw from ODIs because it is the only way to continue his career.
"After this World Cup, I'm going to retire from ODI cricket," Naveen announced to the Cricbuzz website. He stated, "My doctors and physiotherapist have advised me to quit longer format cricket and concentrate on shorter format cricket due to the workload and recent injuries that I have encountered."
A scuffle broke out between Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli following the LSG vs. RCB IPL 2023 match earlier this year. Naveen-ul-Haq was required to pay 50% of his match money, whereas Kohli and LSG coach Gautam Gambhir were deducted 100% of their match fees.
"I have to give up on the lengthier format and focus on T20 cricket if I want to extend my career. Fortunately, my injury has cleared me to play in the World Cup, but I've been told to reduce my workload and concentrate on shorter formats of cricket instead of playing longer games," he continued.
All the best for what's to come, Naveen 💙 pic.twitter.com/xUmXF3EgGj— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) September 27, 2023
In franchise-based cricket, Naveen is already much sought-after. He made a lasting impression with the Lucknow Super Giants in the most recent Indian Premier League season, taking 11 wickets in 8 games.
On October 11 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, India will play Afghanistan in the highly anticipated ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match. The Afghanistan pacer will square off against Virat Kohli.