‘I am higher off as a participant’: Rashid Khan on declining Afghanistan T20 captaincy
Abu Dhabi: Star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has declined captaining the T20 aspect fearing it’d have an effect on his efficiency as a participant which he feels is extra essential to the crew.
Afghanistan have been altering captains ceaselessly and earlier this week named Hashmatullah Shahidi as their Take a look at and ODI skipper.
Nonetheless, the Afghanistan Cricket Board is but to call the T20 captain.
“I’m very a lot clear in my thoughts that I’m higher off as a participant. I’m good within the function as vice-captain and assist the captain wherever I’m wanted. It is higher for me that I avoid this place,” Rashid informed ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
“I need to do effectively for the crew as a participant and my efficiency is a little more essential for the crew somewhat than me enthusiastic about various things being a captain.”
With the T20 World Cup across the nook, Rashid feels he’s higher off focussing on what he does finest.
“Additionally, it takes time, and proper now an important factor is the World Cup which is sort of close to and I really feel it’s an excessive amount of for me to have.
“I’m afraid it’d have an effect on my efficiency for the crew which is a key so I’m very completely satisfied as a participant and regardless of the resolution board and choice committee make I’m totally behind it and can admire it.
“When you’ve got a 12 months or two, you handle your self and perceive issues solely then it is simpler to take care of the function.
“I used to be the captain as soon as they usually [board] know my mindset and which is why they stored the spot empty on the lookout for another person whereas I keep as a vice-captain,” mentioned top-of-the-line spinners in restricted overs cricket.
Rashid, who performs for Sunrisers Hyderabad within the Indian Premier League, is about to end up for Lahore Qalandars within the Pakistan Tremendous League.
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