Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has once again came out in support of Sarfraz Ahmed and has asked the wicket keeper batsman to continue leading the Men in Green in all three formats.
After a very poor performance in United Arab Emirates (UAE) against the Black Caps, Pakistan team was criticized badly and everybody questioned Sarfraz’s leadership.
Green Caps failed to perform in the ongoing Test series against South Africa as well where the team lost first two Tests by six and nine wickets margin respectively, and now Sarfraz is under more pressure than ever to step down from the post of captaincy in test format.
“If anyone has another name to lead the Test side then reveal it because as far as I am concerned, there is absolutely no one else there who can lead the team in Test cricket other than Sarfraz,” said Akram while talking to the media on Tuesday. “Captaincy always bring some pressure and I am sure Sarfraz is feeling the heat. But just removing him from the post for the sake of removing a captain is neither fair with him nor with the team.”
He added: “I know the team is struggling but to be honest, Pakistan team always struggled in South Africa. Even during our times we had so many legendary players but we used to struggle in conditions in South Africa. So this is not something new.”
After Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur, Akram also criticized the pitches in South Africa by saying: “To be honest, pitches in South Africa were extremely poor according to Test standards. I am sure if such pitches were produced by Pakistan, they would have been reported immediately.”