Sarfaraz Ahmed Shares Insights on Pakistan’s Ongoing Captaincy Debate:

Sarfaraz Ahmed Shares Insights on Pakistan's Ongoing Captaincy Debate:

News by “Sana Ullah”

LAHORE: Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed weighed in on the current captaincy conundrum plaguing the national men’s cricket team, asserting that all contenders possess the leadership potential.

During an appearance on a local news channel’s program, former skipper Sarfaraz was prompted to comment on who among Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi would be the most suitable to helm the Pakistan team.

“Ultimately, it’s the prerogative of the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint the candidate they deem most suitable,” stated Sarfaraz.

“At present, Shaheen Shah Afridi holds the reins in white-ball cricket, while Shan Masood leads the Test squad. However, I believe whoever assumes captaincy should be given ample opportunity to steer the team,” he added.

Sarfaraz Ahmed also shared his perspective on Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir’s decisions to rescind their retirements from international cricket.

“Both Imad and Amir have been close friends and valuable teammates. I consistently urged Amir to continue representing Pakistan,” expressed Sarfaraz.

“Their return couldn’t have come at a better time, as Pakistan stands to benefit from their experience and skill,” he continued.

Sarfaraz Ahmed then disclosed that he had advised Mohammad Amir against retiring, believing it would be mutually beneficial for both the player and the nation if he remained active in international cricket.

“I counselled Amir against premature retirement, emphasizing the significance of serving our country,” Sarfaraz revealed.

“Although he may have had his reservations, his contributions to cricket have always been commendable. It’s regrettable that he missed out on playing for Pakistan during these past few years,” he remarked.

“It’s reassuring to see him return, and I am hopeful that his presence will bolster the Pakistan team,” Sarfaraz concluded.

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