Afghanistan chief selector doesn’t regret for sacking Asghar as captain
Afghanistan batsman Asghar Afghan was sacked as captain ahead of the upcoming World Cup in England.
Afghanistan were hit with a huge shock ahead of the world cup after the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) decided to sack Asghar Afghan as captain. Fast bowler Gulbadin Naib will lead Afghanistan in the big event.
The decision didn’t go too well for the experienced Afghanistan players. The side’s most crucial duo Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi also expressed their frustration over this decision directly via their Twitter handle. They are currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the news shocked the duo.
However, Afghanistan chief selector Dawlat Khan doesn’t regret this decision and justified his decision by saying the decision was taken looking at the long-term future of the team.
“We realised that we can’t win the World Cup at this moment under Asghar’s captaincy or anyone else who would have been in charge. We made the decision not just thinking about this World Cup, we are thinking about the 2023 edition. We will be getting 10 matches with full members and we feel it will provide perfect training for the new captain,” he said.
The chief selector also broke his silence and spoke about Nabi and Rashid’s tweet after hearing the decision.
“Like you are expressing your concern to me, there were concerns expressed by the players (Rashid and Nabi) and the entire issue was handled professionally. They felt it was not the right time to change captaincy but later understood that it was in the best interest of the team,” he concluded.