Captain Asghar changes surname to Afghan

Afghanistan National Cricket Team captain Asghar Stanikzai has changed his name to Asghar Afghan in honour of protecting the national identity of Afghan citizens.

The decision was made official when he registered for the new Electronic National Identity Cards (E-tazkira).

Asghar said that he is pleased to have included the word Afghan in his name and added that we are known as Afghans all over the world and it is our national duty to honour and protect our national identity.