The shocking decision to sack Asghar Afghan as captain of the Afghanistan cricket team just months before the start of the World Cup, has not been received well by fans and team members alike. There seems to be a position of disparity between the board officials and players as star leg-spinner Rashid Khan has vehemently defended the exiting skipper.
Although directly benefiting from Asghar’s sacking in terms of being appointed the T20 captain, Rashid has made a categorical statement opposing the decision of the selection committee. Publicly declaring his sentiments on Twitter, Rashid implored the authorities to reinstate Asghar as captain and end this newly created dilemma in Afghanistan cricket.
He credited Asghar for the tremendous amount of success the team has seen in recent years and said that his stepping down from the post will be detrimental to the overall atmosphere in the dressing room.