Star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has refused to become captain of the T20 team, fearing it will affect his performance as a player, which he says is more crucial for the team.
Afghanistan has changed captains frequently and earlier this week Hashmatullah Shahidi was appointed Test and ODI skipper.
However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has yet to name the captain of the T20.
“I’m very clear in my mind that I’m better as a player. I am good at the role of vice captain and help the captain wherever I am needed. It’s better for me that I stay away from this position, ”Rashid told“ ESPNcricinfo ”.
“I want to do well for the team as a player and my performance is a little more crucial for the team rather than thinking about different things as a captain.”
With the T20 World Cup looming, Rashid thinks it’s best to focus on what he does best.
“Also, it takes time, and right now the most important thing is the World Cup which is pretty close and I think it’s too much for me.
“I am concerned that this will affect my performance for the team which is essential so I am very happy as a player and whatever the decision committee and the selection committee do, I am fully behind and I am very happy with it. ‘will appreciate.
“If you have a year or two and you manage yourself and only understand things then, it’s easier to manage the role.
“I was a captain once and they [board] I know my state of mind and that’s why they left it empty looking for someone else while I stay as vice-captain, ”said one of cricket’s top spinners with limited overs.
Rashid, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, is expected to play for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistani Super League.