Sarfraz Ahmed replaces Shahid Afridi as Pakistan’s T20 captain

first_imgTwo days after Shahid Afridi stepped down, wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has been named captain of Pakistan’s T20 team. (Click here to access Snap Post) The 28-year-old has so far played 21 T20 Internationals and is widely regarded as a strong team man.PCB chairman Shahryar Khan wished Sarfraz good luck in his new role. “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position. His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.” Pakistan had a disastrous time at the Asia Cup T20, winning only two out of four games. They did miserably at the ICC World Twenty20 in India, winning only one out of four Super 10s matches. Following the horror run, Afridi, criticised for his poor captaincy and bad form, resigned as captain.Yesterday, former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis resigned as coach.Afridi had courted massive controversy during the World T20 when he said his team was more loved in India than back home. Former captain Javed Miandad was among the first to lash out at this comment and said Afridi and his ilk should be ashamed of themselves. The flamboyant allrounder was also pulled up by the BCCI for mentioning Kashmir minutes before Pakistan’s crunch tie against New Zealand in Mohali.Team manager Intikhab Alam had given a scathing report on Afridi to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and said that Afridi’s captaincy had left much to be desired.The 36-year-old Afridi managed only 90 runs and picked 4 wickets at an average of 29.75 in the World T20. advertisementlast_img

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