Sarfaraz backs Azhar Ali after first test loss

Sarfaraz backs Azhar Ali after first test loss

Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed backs the current captain Azhar Ali after losing the first Test against England at Old Trafford, Manchester.

“Bhayya, stay strong insha’Allah, we will recover from Pakistan zindabad,” Sarfaraz tweeted for Azhar Ali. Azhar, 35, has come under immense criticism from fans and former national cricketers for his captaincy after losing the first test from a winning position. England defeated the visitors by three wickets.

“It will hurt the Pakistan team and the cricket lovers in Pakistan,” former captain Wasim Akram told Sky Sports.

“Winning and losing is part of cricket, but I think our captain failed a trick several times in this game, in regards to his leadership,” he added.

It should be noted that Pakistan will now travel to Southampton, where the remaining two rounds will be played.