Pakistanis Are Supporting Sarfaraz Ahmed On His Removal As Captain!

Pakistanis Are Supporting Sarfaraz Ahmed On His Removal As Captain!

The unexpected releases and decisive capability of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have this time angered Pakistani cricket fans. Apparently, the consistently poor performance of the national cricket team had to break down for improvement. The non-serious attitude of national cricketers was much evident in the recent Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan as well. This week, PCB after contemplating with the managing team sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed off captaincy but Pakistanis are not happy with the decision.

PCB sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed off captaincy!

In Sri Lanka’s recent promotional series in Pakistan, the below-par performance of the national cricket squad was condemnable. Since the tour ended earlier this month, rumors started pouring in that Sarfaraz Ahmed might lose captaincy on it. Yesterday, on Friday, the news came in that the former team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been ousted from captaincy but Pakistanis are supporting him.

Azhar Ali and Babar Azam to lead the Pakistan Cricket Team!

Sarfaraz Ahmed has been dismissed of leading duties from both Twenty Twenty International (T20I) and Test match formats. Decided by PCB, batsman Azhar Ali is now the captain for Test matches while Babar Azam will lead the T20 internationals. Apparently, Pakistan became the best T20 internationals team under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy. Grabbing such a notion, cricket fans think it’s unfair to take decisions based on one bad series.

Upon becoming the Test captain, Azhar Ali expressed, “There’s no bigger honor than to captain Pakistan in the pinnacle format of the game. I feel humbled, excited and privileged and with the support of the team, look forward to justifying the faith that’s been entrusted upon me for the World Test Championship.”

Pakistan’s elite batsman Babar Azam stated, “To be named the captain of the No. 1 ranked side is the biggest thing that’s happened to my career to date. I’m ready for this challenge and also willing to learn more. I feel it’s been a natural progression for me and I’m delighted PCB’s put faith in my capabilities.”

PCB, under Misbah ul Haq’s selecting powers, stripped Sarfraz Ahmed off captaincy and the Australian tour. Sources say that Haq wasn’t pleased by the team’s performance in the Sri Lanka series at all. To appoint Azhar Ali and Babar Azam as captains of the national team was also made in response to that. Moreover, the name who will head the One Day International (ODI) format hasn’t been disclosed yet by the PCB.

Pakistan reacts to Sarfaraz Ahmed’s dismissal!

Reportedly, Babar Azam will lead the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC)’s T20 World Cup. Believed to take place by the start of next year in Australia, the former captain isn’t added in that series too. Apparently, the immediate removal of Sarfaraz Ahmed from captaincy has created a panic among Pakistanis. Hashtag #WeStandWithSarfaraz is trending on Twitter and other digital platforms are filled with protesting sights.

Karachites are holding a protest tomorrow to demand fair treatment from PCB for Sarfaraz Ahmed!

Exactly! How can the board make this big of a decision based on just one series?

Unfortunately, this might be true!

The ‘Champions Trophy’ was fantastic!

Dirty politics!

The current year is serving a bit harsh on Pakistani cricket crazies as major unexpected changes have taken place. Earlier this year, fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s early retirement from a particular format disappointed many. Now, seeing Sarfraz Ahmed leaving the captaincy decorum is making Pakistanis raise their voices against accumulated biasness. Well, the protests and chants have started in favor of Sarfraz to make PCB realize its mistake.

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