Asghar Afghan gets hitched for the second time in his life
Afghanistan national team skipper Asghar Afghan gets hitched for the second time in his life. Asghar who skippers his team across all formats of the game is a middle-order batsman by trait. This would be the second phase of his marriage life and has five children from his first wife.
Afghan is also one of the best captains for the Afghanistan cricket team. He has led his team incredibly well in all three formats. He has been pretty decent with the bat as well. Ever since his debut match against Scotland in 2009, he managed to score 2356 runs in 111 ODIs. He also made a mark in the truncated version as well by scoring 1248 runs in 69 T20I games.
He scored 249 runs in the 4 Test matches he played so far in his career. A journalist from Afghanistan took to Twitter to share the news with the fans and followers. “Afghanistan national captain @MAsgharAfghan got engaged for the second time in his life. He has five children include a son from his first wife. Congratulations for the second inning skipper,” he wrote.
Asghar Afghan was re-appointed as skipper
With astute captaincy skills and his ability to lead his team across formats, Asghar has been re-appointed as captain in December 2019. He took the onus of leading the team in February 2015 and since then, he has certainly lived up to his expectations. The 32-year-old led the national cricket team in as many as 56 ODIs.
Under his captaincy, Afghanistan won 36 games and lost just 21. In fact, they scripted history by giving a tough competition to India as they managed to pull off a tie against them in the Asia Cup in 2018.
Even though he did well as a captain, Afghanistan Cricket Board sacked him from captaincy in April 2019, just two months ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 tournament in England and Wales. Gulbadin Naib led the team for the World Cup but the tactical decision didn’t pay off as they didn’t win even a single game. Having played nine matches, they lost all of them and languished at the bottom of the points table.
Naib led Afghanistan in 12 ODIs and under his tutelage, Afghanistan managed to win just two games losing 10. The board took immediate action by sacking him and then Rashid Khan was named as the skipper across formats. Asghar was named as vice-captain. Nonetheless, in December last year, the board once again decided to restore things back to normal by naming Asghar Afghan as the captain across formats.