Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has found himself under the scanner after their recent drubbing against a second-string Sri Lankan side. The Men in Greens went down 3-0 in their first series at home after a long time.
The home side hoped for a fresh start under new coach Misbah ul Haq after their dismal outing in the World Cup. The stage was also set with Sri Lanka sending arguably a B-team after senior cricketers backed out citing security reasons.
Pakistan started well beating Sri Lanka 2-0 in the ODIs after a complete washout in the first match. But things went otherwise in the T20Is. They lost all the three matches against a young side from the Island Nation and received the wrath of the angry fans.
Especially, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was in their hit list who received a lot of criticisms post the defeat. Recently, during a press conference, a journalist directly insulted Sarfaraz. A journalist asked the Pakistan cricketer who will spend a hefty sum to watch them play like this.
“You’ve disappointed the cricket fans so much that they’ve started cursing you. Who will come to see you play in the #NationalT20Cup?” a journalist posed tough questions to the cricketer.
"You've disappointed the cricket fans so much that they've started cursing you. Who will come to see you play in the #NationalT20Cup?" – a journalist to Pak's Captain Sarfraz Ahmed
Irrespective of his form, this was very unprofessional.
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— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) October 14, 2019
Sarfaraz Ahmed had taken over the captaincy duties in ODIs after Azhar Ali had quit the job. He had taken over as the Test cricket after Misbah-ul-Haq retired from the longest format in 2017. Although he has done a fair job but has had poor returns in the recent past which has been the reason behind the fan’s anger.
The Pakistan skipper has reportedly stepped down as the skipper of his franchise after facing the wrath of the public following the World Cup.