Rashid recalls his maiden tour with former Afghanistan coach Inzamam


Karachi: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has recalled an instance while he was on his maiden tour to Zimbabwe with the then Afghanistan coach, Inzamam-ul-Haq.

The 21-year-old, on the tour, told Inzamam that people rate him as a T20 specialist but not for the ODIs on which Inzamam got angry.

Moreover, he conveyed Rashid and promised him that he will always be his first choice player in his team until he is the coach.

“Until I am the coach you will be in my team, I am here for 2-3 years and you will be the main player and be the 1st one to be picked in the team,” Rashid said in a BBC podcast.

It must be noted that Inzamam was appointed as the temporary head coach of the Afghanistan National Team in October 2015. His contract was then renewed until December 2016 but in April 2016 with almost eight months in his contract remaining, he resigned as Afghanistan coach to become Pakistan chief selector.

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