Why did Rashid Khan step down as captain of Afghanistan T20 team? Real Reason revealed !

Ever since Afghanistan has been taken over by Taliban, there has been nothing but chaos not only in the country but all over the world as far as the political conditions are concerned. The life of Afghans is getting more and more miserable everyday and there is no hope for any improvement. Amid this situation of chaos, there has been a big change or reform in the Afghanistan National Cricket team as well.

In a shocking turn of events, Afghan mystery spinner Rashid Khan stepped down from captaincy of the Afghanistan team which means that he will no longer lead the side in the upcoming T20 World Cup as well which is going to be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. This big decision by Rashid Khan came on 10th September, moments after Afghanistan’’s squad for the T20 World Cup was announced. It was followed by Mohammad Nabi being appointed as the new captain of the Afghanistan National Team. Rashid Khan reportedly stepped down from captaincy as he didn’t like the way ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) was operating.

Rashid Khan took to Twitter to announce his big decision. In the post, he wrote, “As the captain and responsible person of the nation I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media. I am taking the decision of stepping down from the role as the captain of Afghanistan T20 side effective immediately. It’s always my proud playing for Afghanistan”

His tweet got widespread support from players and cricket enthusiasts from all over the world. It is being said that as Rashid Khan was always against the Taliban rule, it is a planned move to gradually eliminate him from the squad altogether.