KABUL: Yet another feather to Rashid Khan’s cap as he has now been appointed as the captain of Afghanistan.
With this, Rashid has become the youngest cricket captain in international cricket history.
The Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) has made him a stand-in captain as their regular team captain Asghar Stanikzai fell out of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers after emergency surgery on Monday to remove his appendix.
Afghanistan is currently in Zimbabwe for the World Cup qualifiers which start this weekend.
They defeated West Indies in the warm-up game on Tuesday.
In the past week, Rashid has scooped three records – first when he became the youngest No. 1 rank in One Day Internationals (ODI) and then as No.1 in T20Is.
The latest feather in his cap will see him lead his team as interim captain – at least for the early part of their qualifying campaign – until Stanikzai is well enough to return to the team.
The 19-year-old has had a triumphant few months after being named Associate Player of The Year for 2017.