Former bowling coach Azhar Mahmood is not too pleased with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captaincy post. Taking to Twitter to express his opinion, Mahmood extended gratitude to Sarfaraz for his services to Pakistan cricket while serving as the team’s skipper.
Pakistan achieved the Champions Trophy title back in 2017 and reached the No. 1 spot in the T20I rankings under Sarfaraz’s leadership.
However, his dip in form and the recent series whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka led to PCB appointing Babar Azam as the new T20I skipper while Azhar Ali will take charge of the Test unit.
Mahmood said Sarfaraz’s sacking could have been handled better and affirmed his belief in the wicketkeeper’s abilities to make a strong comeback to the national side. He admitted Sarfaraz was a tough competitor and would be eager to make his way back into the team.