Sarfaraz Ahmed As A Captain Is So Confused - Shoaib Akhtar

Updated - 08 Oct 2019, 02:43 PM

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Sarfaraz Ahmed (Credits: Getty Images)

As always, yet again, the former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar bashed Sarfaraz Ahmed. He has always been vocal on Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy skills and yet again, he highlighted the same. And, at the latest, he asked Sarfaraz Ahmed to be the better batsman for the team rather than trying to be the better skipper.

Sarfaraz Ahmed scored just 24 runs off 30 balls in the series opener with only one boundary in his innings. It certainly didn’t help the team, as Sri Lanka team proved their caliber in the middle. Speaking of the same, Shoaib Akhtar wants Sarfaraz Ahmed to be clear in his batting position.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed is unable to score runs – Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar recalls the time when he asked Sarfaraz Ahmed up in the batting order. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman continued to bat down the order and now, when he tried to bat up the order, he is failing to garner runs for the team. Akhtar wants Sarfaraz to score runs in order to see himself in a good phase upfront.

Shoaib Akhtar, Pulwama Attack
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New-look Sri Lanka achieved their biggest T20 win over world number one Pakistan by 64 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Following Pakistan’s defeat, Akhtar triggered his guns at Sarfaraz, whom he described as a confused captain.

“Sarfaraz as a captain is confused, I have been telling him for the past two years to bat higher up the order. The decline in Sarfaraz’s form is because he has not bat for the past two years, and now he is trying to do so but is unable to score runs,” Akhtar said in his official YouTube channel.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Asia Cup, Yo-Yo Test
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“We have been telling him (Sarfaraz) to correct his batting number as Pakistan needs him more as a batsman than as a captain. If Sarfaraz mints runs with the bat it would be beneficial for him in the long run,” he added.

Well, it would be interesting to see how things would turn out for the Pakistan skipper. With the first game of the series being ended up on a losing side, Sarfaraz Ahmed must pull up his socks to make things fall in place in the second game.

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