The recent removal of the wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captaincy framework of Pakistan has attracted a lot of backlash. One group of his supporters brought failures of others under limelight, while others decided to make it a controversy by calling the move a regional bias with authorities deliberately ousting a cricketer belonging to Karachi.
Recently, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt tried to criticize this notion as he urged the Karachi born to surround himself with sane minds. The 35-year old highlighted the numbers and struggles of Sarfaraz both as a leader and a player while strengthening his argument as he added that the agile cricketer needs to know his faults better than others.
Salman advised Sarfaraz to keep his focus on cricket while avoiding those who are bringing a different dimension to the axing of a non-performer. Moreover, the Lahore born expressed his support for Sarfaraz Ahmed as he backed him to record impressive outings in the domestic circuit and install himself back in the national colors. It remains to be seen how Sarfaraz responds to Salman’s comments.