Afghanistan made their World Cup debut under his captaincy earlier this year. They defeated Scotland and put up an impressive show in the tournament.Nabi was the captain of the team for two years. But his own batting form was poor, and he managed only 90 runs in six innings.

"I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than two years. I tried my best to bring victories to our team and the nation," he was quoted as saying by on Monday.

"Given the recent performance of the team and particularly my out of form status, I would like you to accept my resignation as captain and allow me to continue to play as a team player. We performed very well in the World Cup. For the first time in the history of Afghanistan cricket we won a game. I will continue to play with the team and advise the new captain," he added.

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