Retirement Announcement: Afghan Bowler Naveen-ul-Haq Shocks Cricket World
In a surprising turn of events, Afghanistan’s fast bowler, Naveen-ul-Haq, has made a major announcement. He revealed his decision to retire from the 50-over format of cricket following the upcoming ODI World Cup, scheduled to kick off on October 5 in India.
The Sizzling Feud with Virat Kohli
What makes this announcement truly sizzle? Well, it’s the heating feud between Naveen-ul-Haq and none other than the fiery Indian cricket icon, Virat Kohli. Ever since their infamous on-field showdown during an IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Ekana Stadium, Kohli’s army of loyal fans has been having a field day trolling Naveen-ul-Haq.
They’ve taken to social media with a vengeance, using memes and cheeky comments to highlight how Naveen-ul-Haq may have just picked a fight with the wrong cricketing giant. And this latest revelation only adds fuel to the fire.
On the micro-blogging platform ‘X,’ numerous fans echoed the sentiment of ‘Did he get scared?’ as they gleefully took jabs at Naveen-ul-Haq. It seemed that, in the eyes of Kohli’s devoted followers, the only plausible reason for Naveen-ul-Haq’s retirement at the age of just 24 was a deep-seated fear of facing their cricketing idol on the grand World Cup stage.
“Kohli ended one more career before even playing. Naveen knows that he will be owned by Kohli in WC, so he has announced his retirement already,”
“Ya well, u don’t mess with King Kohli,”
declared another, summarising the prevailing sentiment. In the same vein, Kohli’s fans continued to flood social media with trolling comments and memes, showcasing their unwavering loyalty to the former Indian cricket captain.
Naveen-ul-Haq’s Retirement Announcement
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old cricketer, who represents Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), took to Instagram to share the news of his retirement. He mentioned that while it wasn’t an easy decision, he believed it would help prolong his cricketing career.
“It has been an absolute honor to represent my country would like to announce my retirement from ODI format at the 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, I had to take this tough decision,”
he concluded, along with a snapshot of himself in Afghanistan’s jersey. And yes, for the T20 Internationals, Naveen-ul-Haq is still very much in the game!