Last Update on: November 18th, 2019 at 11:01 am
Pakistan Prime Minister on November 17 (Sunday) said that former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed needs to perform in domestic cricket in a bid to make a comeback to the national side. Incidentally, Sarfaraz lost his place in the playing XI ahead of the series against Australia.
Meanwhile, Sarfaraz found himself under the scanner after their recent drubbing against a second-string Sri Lankan team. The Men in Greens went down 3-0 in their first T20I series at home after a long time. He has been on the radar of the critics for quite some time now. And all gates broke loose after Sarfaraz Ahmed endured a horrid time in the World Cup as Pakistan failed to qualify for the semifinals.
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The newly appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq decided to strip off Sarfaraz from the leadership roles across formats. The former cricketer also had problems with Sarfaraz Ahmed’s intensity and attitude. However, it is not the end of the road for the former Pakistan skipper in the country’s jersey. Prime Minister Imran Khan recently laid the roadmap for his comeback.
“I don’t think the performance and form of a player should be judged by T20 cricket but through Test and One-day cricket. He can come back to the national team, he should focus on domestic cricket,” Khan said when asked about Sarfaraz.
Imran Khan also hailed the appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as the head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team. The world cup-winning skipper feels Misbah has the potential to take Pakistan cricket to greater heights. Imran also feels that the young cricketers will be beneficial from the head coach and groom themselves nicely.
“It is a constructive move to appoint Misbah as he is an honest and unbiased personality who has loads of experience behind him. I think Misbah will turn out to be a good choice and Pakistan will improve and do well in Test and ODI cricket under him. He has this talent in him that he can groom the players and also improve their performance,” he concluded.