Rashid Khan Step Down as Afghanistan Captain in T20 World Cup 2021
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the squad for the World Twenty20 with Rashid Khan as the captain. However, Rashid Khan step-down as a captain ten minutes after the announcement of the Afghanistan ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Squad. Rashid Khan stepped down as captain and confirmed his resignation by tweeting ten minutes after the announcement of the team. He tweeted that he had not been consulted for the World Cup squad. He was not even present at the time of the team selection.
Rashid Khan tweeted, “As a captain and as a responsible citizen of the country, I had the right to take part in party elections. The selection committee has declared the party ignoring my opinion. I have decided to resign from the post of T20 captain.
In July this year, Rashid Khan took over as captain of the Afghanistan Twenty20 team. The ACB removed Asghar Afghan and gave him the responsibility. Earlier, Rashid Khan also led Afghanistan. Under his captaincy, the Afghans have won just six of their 17 ODIs.
Gulbadin Naib was removed from the captaincy after the 2019 England World Cup. Rashid Khan then captained the three formats. Afghanistan will play in Group B of this year’s T20 World Cup. Afghanistan’s partners in this group are India, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Two more teams will also join the group at the end of the preliminary round.