New Delhi [India], June 1 (ANI): Afghanistan T20I vice-captain Rashid Khan on Tuesday said that it was Asghar Afghan’s captaincy that has led the national team to where it is today. Rashid’s comment comes just one day after Afghan was removed as Afghanistan’s ODI and Test skipper.
“Congratulations to my brotherteammate @Hashmat_50 for this milestone. Captaincy is a huge privilegeresponsibility. He will do great. I want to thank our captain @MAsgharAfghan as it was his captaincy that played an important role that lead us where we are today,” tweeted Rashid.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) members on Monday had approved the proposition to go ahead with split-captaincy for the national team.
The board also effectively removed Asghar Afghan as skipper of the men’s national team.
“As per the decision, left-hander Hashmatullah Shahidi is appointed the new ODI and Test captain of the national team while Rahmat Shah will serve as the vice-captain for both formats,” the ACB said in an official release.
“Furthermore, it was decided that all-rounder Rashid Khan will remain the vice-captain of the T20I team while the decision to appoint the new captain will be taken soon,” it added.
The official release of ACB further states that the decision to remove Asghar Afghan from captaincy was taken based on an investigation conducted by ACB’s investigative committee.
The investigation concluded that some of Afghan’s decisions as the captain of the team resulted in Afghanistan’s loss to Zimbabwe in the first Test of the series between both sides in Abu Dhabi in March. (ANI)