Former Pakistan captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan has advised Sarfaraz Ahmed to focus on domestic cricket in order to make a comeback to the national side.
Sarfaraz, who was axed as Pakistan captain after T20I series loss against Sri Lanka, is currently leading Sindh in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Imran Khan, on his break from political duties, expressed his opinion on the current happenings in Pakistan cricket. "I don't think the performance and form of a player should be judged by T20 cricket but through Test and one-day cricket," Imran told reporters [as quoted by Cricinfo].
"He [Sarfaraz] can come back to the national team, but right now he should focus on domestic cricket."
Imran also backed the appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan head coach and chief selector. He added that Misbah had a lot of experience and termed him as an unbiased person who will do good for Pakistan cricket.
"It is a constructive move to appoint Misbah as he is an honest and unbiased person who has loads of experience behind him.
“I think Misbah will turn out to be a good choice and Pakistan will improve and do well in Test and ODI cricket under him. He has this talent in him that he can groom the players and also improve their performance."
Khan, a long-time vocal of having six teams in domestic cricket before coming to power, added that domestic cricket holds the key in taking Pakistan cricket forward.
"If our domestic cricket improves, then Pakistan cricket will also move forward."