[caption id="attachment_824675" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-824675" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Rashid-Afghan-Nabi_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi questioned Afghanistan selectors for sacking Asghar Afghan as team s captain. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Few hours after Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) decided to remove <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/asghar-afghan">Asghar Afghan</a> as the team s captain, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rashid-khan/news/">Rashid Khan</a>, who was named <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Afghanistan">Afghanistan</a>'s T20I skipper and ODI vice-captain, and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-nabi/">Mohammad Nabi</a>, Afghan s predecessor, questioned the board s decision to sack Afghan a month before the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup 2019</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Following Afghan s sacking, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gulbadin-naib/">Gulbadin Naib</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahmat-shah/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rahmat Shah</a> were respectively.named the ODI and Test skippers. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/asghar-afghan-sacked-as-afghanistan-captain-824562">Asghar Afghan sacked as Afghanistan captain</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Rashid and Nabi, who are currently in India to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, took to Twitter and threw their weight behind Afghan. <p></p> <p></p>Nabi made it clear that this is not the right time to change the captain and further said that the team has gelled really well under Asghar . <p></p> <p></p> Being a senior member of the side &amp; having seen the rise of Afghanistan cricket @ashrafghani I don t think it s the right time to change the captain before the WC @afgexecutive The team has gelled really well under #Asghar &amp; personally feel he is the right man to lead us @hmohib, wrote Nabi. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/MohammadNabi007/status/1114140817776697344 <p></p> <p></p>Rashid, who is one of the most sought-after players across the globe, said that he disagrees with the decision of the selection committee as it is irresponsible &amp; bias . <p></p> <p></p> With all the respect to the Selection Committee, I strongly disagree with the decision as it is irresponsible &amp; bias. As we have @cricketworldcup in front of us, Captain #MAsgharAfghan should remain as our team Captain. His captaincy is highly instrumental for team success .(1/2), wrote Rashid before adding, With just months to go for such a mega event like World Cup, changing the captain will cause uncertainty and also team morale will be affected. @ashrafghani @afgexecutive @hmohib( 2/2) <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/rashidkhan_19/status/1114142762381737985 <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/rashidkhan_19/status/1114143057623048192 <p></p> <p></p>Asghar took over the captaincy reigns from Mohammad Nabi in April 2015. Under him, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/afghanistan-vs-ireland-2019-rahmat-shah-ihsanullah-steer-afghanistan-to-first-test-victory-816259">Afghanistan won their first ever Test</a>, when they beat Ireland in India in March this year. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/afghanistan-vs-ireland-test-match-2019-asghar-afghan-basks-in-historic-day-for-afghanistan-cricket-816298">Asghar Afghan basks in historic day for Afghanistan cricket</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed batsman led the side in 37 Twenty20 internationals and 33 ODI wins, including a successful ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 campaign, where Afghanistan beat West Indies in the final. <p></p> <p></p>The Asian side will next travel to Scotland and Ireland in May and face the hosts in two ODIs each before taking on Pakistan and England in one-off ODIs ahead of the World Cup, where they will face Australia in their first game on June 1.