Former Pakistan great has heaped praise on Pakistan’s current skipper across formats, Sarfaraz Ahmed and said that the wicket-keeper batsman is the “best fit” to lead the Pakistan in all three forms of the game. In his limited opportunities, Sarfaraz has led Pakistan pretty well, and it has been under his leadership that they have moved up to the top of the ladder in the Latest ICC T20I Rankings for Teams.
“From what I see now, Sarfaraz seems to be the best fit for captain in all three formats of the game,” Afridi was quoted as saying by PakPassion.Net. Afridi in his previous statement for Sarfaraz said that he should lead in all 3 formats only if he considers himself fit both physically and mentally. Otherwise, he should lead in limited overs only.
“I recall advising Sarfaraz that if he had trouble handling all three formats then he should look to just play ODIs and T20Is. However, if he felt he was mentally up to it and physically fit, and could handle the pressure brought on by captaincy in all three formats, then he should carry on and do his best for Pakistan,” he said.
Meanwhile, the former Pakistan skipper is currently busy playing the Bangladesh Premier League. The swashbuckling all-rounder is playing for the Dhaka Dynamites. It was Afridi’s whirlwind knock of 37 of a mere 15 deliveries which helped his side demolish the Sylhet Sixers. He struck five sixes during his knock and also bagged four wickets.
Now coming back to Sarfaraz, the young man has been pretty impressive in handling his troops. Earlier Hassan Ali said that Sarfaraz’s anguish at his team on the field doesn’t necessarily mean that he is angry on the player, but it helps the team keep their focus and give their 100% on the field.