Shoaib Akhtar who remained in the news throughout World Cup 2019 for excessively bashing Pakistan cricket team, has a new proposal for the PCB administration to take into account. This time the Rawalpindi Express is at Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s case and wants him to be removed.
“No way should he [Sarfaraz] continue as captain of the team. He should not be the captain in any format,” said Shoaib on his YouTube channel. However he insisted that he team should utilize him a resourceful wicketkeeper and batsman.
Shoaib’s comments have come up after Pakistan team’s dismissal from World Cup in the group stage. Albeit that team finished off fifth, the green shirts had same points (11) as the qualifying New Zealand, it was however Kiwi’s better run rate that led them through semi-finals.
Now Shoaib believes that since Pakistan was terribly knocked out of World Cup under Sarfaraz’s leadership, he does not deserve the right to keep the skipper cap. Instead, former fast bowler of Pakistan team proposed split captaincy.
“Haris Sohail should be made the captain. He should captain the side in ODIs and T20Is. They should test him (Babar Azam) in Test cricket. I wish him the best. He has scored a lot of runs,” said Rawalpindi Express.
Earlier Shoaib had severely bashed Sarfaraz Ahmed during the World Cup campaign and went as far as calling him ‘brainless captain. However, after Pakistan’s win against New Zealand, Shoaib was all praises for Sarafraz and team; this time again, he has a new way to look at things.