Mohsin Khan, who recently got appointed as the head of Pakistan’s cricket committee feels it is a burden for Sarfraz Ahmed to lead the team across the formats. The wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has been donning the captain’s hat for a quite a time now, and also, has been productive with the results.
Meanwhile, Mohsin Khan wants Sarfraz Ahmed to give up captaincy in Tests and concentrate on the remaining formats of the game. However, Ehsan Mani, the PCB Chairman rejected it.
The former cricketer feels leading the team across the formats is such a mental tension. He added Sarfraz looked pretty down in his posture as well. Khan asked the board to get an experienced player to lead the Test team for a year to give rest to Sarfraz Ahmed.
I feel sorry for Sarfraz Ahmed – Mohsin Khan
Further, he also added saying Sarfraz Ahmed has got the age on his side and got the reigns back when he is perfectly alright. Mohsin also cleared he doesn’t have any doubts on his ability to deliver the goods for Pakistan.
“I have said it before and I will say it now too,” Mohsin said while speaking to Hum News on Tuesday (October 30). “With Sarfraz, I was saying you got a new guy in, don’t put the burden of three formats on him. It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation. I had said make him T20 and ODI captain and in Tests, put in a senior player for a year, year-and-a-half which will give him [Sarfraz] time, allow him to relax and groom himself as a leader.”
“Sarfraz’s body language was so down. I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36. He is young, he has a lot of time. That was my view before and it is now as well,” he added.
However, it seems like Mohsin Khan has a valid point in his kitty. But, it looks like the board isn’t impressed with the suggestion, as Sarfraz Ahmed has never complained in leading the side across the formats.