Sarfaraz Ahmed should be relieved of Test captaincy, says Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistani cricketer Boom Boom Shahid Afridi advised the current Skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, to abandon the Test cricket captaincy. While talking to the media in Karachi, the general bully said the wicketkeeper-batsman should focus on limited-limit cricket.
“It’s a correct decision to name Sarfaraz as a skipper in the One-Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20I) Internationals,” Afridi said. “Sarfaraz should have been eliminated as a test captain after the South African tour, as it is a difficult challenge to lead the team in three formats.”
“I had advised Sarfaraz to give up test cricket after the tour of South Africa, regardless of the result, but he didn’t listen to me,” Afridi added.
Afridi also thanked Pakistan’s skipper for his improved fitness since the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.
“A few days ago, I saw a couple of his [sarfaraz] photos of the training camp, and it looks extremely fit,” he said. He seems to have given time and worked his fitness, which will help him advance in limited cricket.
The 41-year-old also showed his support for the new domestic structure.
“The introduction of provincial teams and limiting first-class cricket to six teams is a good move,” he said. “Time should be given to success, as smaller teams will improve the quality of cricket.”
Previously, former Test cricketers Zaheer Abbas and Mohsin Khan had also expressed their opinion on Sarfaraz’s release from the Test captaincy.