Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed’s gesture for Mohammad Hafeez in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021 has gone viral days after their spat on Twitter. Mohammad Hafeez praised Mohammad Rizwan for his brilliant knock in the T20I series against South Africa and mentioned him as the best wicket-keeper batsman in Pakistan which took a toll on Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Sarfaraz has been on the sidelines for a number of days now owing to Rizwan’s excellence with the bat and the gloves. To make it worse for Sarafaraz, Rizwan hit a magnificent century in the first t20 and was awarded the man of the match for his heroics. He had been in good form off late and looks to be the best contender for the wicket-keeper batsman of Pakistan right now.
A possible Rift Between The Former Captains
Mohammad Hafeez called Mohammad Rizwan the number one wicket-keeper batsman and Sarfaraz wasn’t happy about it. Sarfaraz reminded Hafeez that all wicket-keepers who played for Pakistan were the best in the country at the time which shook up the whole social media. However, Hafeez did not respond to the comments directly but took an indirect jibe at Sarfaraz.
Hafeez had tweeted “Shallow-minded approach EXPOSED!” which was enough for the fans on the social media to speculate of a possible rift between the duo. It did not go well with the two senior Pakistani’s and Sarfaraz would be the one to be most affected by the incident. Sarfaraz Ahmed was the captain of Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup after his excellent captaincy in the 2017 champions trophy to win the cup.
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Lahore Qalandars On A Roll
Lahore Qalandars’ top-order was sublime against Quetta Gladiators bowling attack and chased down the target with 9 wickets and 10 balls to spare to win two in two. Quetta Gladiators batted first and Chris Gayle’s stunning 40-ball 68 along with Sarfaraz’s 40 off 33 deliveries helped them to get to a good total of 178. In reply, Mohammad Hafeez slammed a brilliant 73 off 33 balls while opener Fakhar Zaman scored 82 off just 52 deliveries to take their team over the line with an unbeaten stand of 115 runs for the second wicket.
Lahore Qalandars moved to the top of the table with four points from two matches.