Former South Africa batsman, Colin Ingram feels Rashid Khan can lead the Afghanistan cricket team in times to come. Meanwhile, the 20-year-old, Rashid Khan, is growing up strengths day by day. However, his captaincy reign during the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League (APL) is one of the standout reasons for the same.
However, Ingram played for Kabul Zwanan in the Afghanistan Premier League and felt Rashid Khan would make for a great captain someday shortly.
“Afghanistan are blessed with a couple of really good leaders that we have seen in this tournament. Rash (Rashid Khan) being a young guy and someone that I’ve played with, I’ve really enjoyed his company,” said Colin Ingram.
Furthermore, Ingram is happy with the way Rashid Khan had led the team. Meanwhile, all the players responded appropriately, and it has reflected in the entire tournament, as Kabul Zwanan stood as the runners-up under the leadership of Rashid Khan.
“You could see how well our players have responded to him and his leadership ability. So, I have no doubt in my mind that if Rashid Khan is in a leadership position in any team he plays in, they will be in good stead. So, that is great for Afghanistan cricket going forward,” he added.
Moreover, Ingram is impressed with the Afghan cricketers, as they showed some great enthusiasm throughout the tournament. The left-handed batsman says the players from the country and passionate about their cricket. He further added the determination they had shown on the field would take Afghanistan cricket to places.
“I’ve enjoyed watching the Afghanistan National team and the spirit with which they play the game. They are very passionate and even if you see on the field, they shy at the stumps often, they stay sharp in the game, which is massive for cricket going forward in Afghanistan.” Ingram concluded.
Meanwhile, Asghar Afghan is currently leading the Afghanistan team. However, it is likely that someone will take over the captaincy job in the next few years. As of now, Rashid Khan is expected to be the next one in line.