Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Following Pakistan’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament without even playing the semi-finals, fans were found criticizing the preparations of the boys in green. Despite Pakistan picking the momentum during the business end of the tournament, the net run-rate conundrum was enough to smash Pakistan’s World Cup hopes.
Due to a series of lackluster performances, Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was criticized for not leading his side from front. However, the wicket-keeper batsman also found some support as a bunch considers Sarfaraz still the best option to lead Pakistan.
The latest man to endorse this notion is former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir who recently shared his views on Sarfaraz’s captaincy. Discussing Pakistan’s leadership framework, the 63-year old opined that Karachi born should continue to lead Pakistan for his achievements. Qadir believes that Sarfaraz is a natural skipper who also won the iconic Champions Trophy event, so Pakistan should not read too much into one bad result.
“There is no reason to remove Sarfaraz because he is a fighter and has done well for us in the past. He has been groomed as a captain since his early playing days so Pakistan should continue with him. Sarfaraz also won Champions Trophy, so one bad result should not see him getting axed,” said by Lahore born.