Rashid Khan hits back at detractors,says he plays for Afghanistan not board & captain

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The spin wizard of Afghanistan Rashid Khan has strongly hit back at his detractors saying that he doesn’t play for the cricket board or captain but for Afghanistan.

In an interview with news agency PTI, Rashid Khan said this while commenting over his earlier displeasure on change of captain for the team before ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  

Rashid and Afghanistan’s other superstar Mohammed Nabi had raised objections when Gulbadin Naib replaced Asghar Afghan as the skipper for the World Cup, something that didn’t go down well with the country’s cricket board.

With five straight losses, there are a lot of conspiracy theories being floated including one about Rashid’s strained relationship with Gulbadin, something that might have impacted the spinner’s performance, which includes World Cup’s worst bowling figures against England.

“I think there is no problem in my relationship with Gulbadin. I support him as much as I did when Asghar was the captain. If I supported Asghar 50 per cent on the field, Gulbadin has my 100 per cent support,” Rashid was quoted by PTI.

 “Neither do I play for Gulbadin nor for the cricket board. I play for the flag, for Afghanistan. I know what my job is and I will continue doing that. That tweet by me or Nabi, wasn’t in support of Asghar. We raised our voice for the betterment of Afghanistan cricket,” Rashid was further quoted.

With Inputs from PTI