Sarfaraz takes charge as captain in domestic cricket
Pakistan Cricket Board took a strict decision to drop and sack Sarfaraz Ahmed from all formats of the game in the wake of his poor performances as a captain and as a player.
However, this is not over yet. Just days after being excluded and sacked from the national team, Sarfaraz Ahmed gets an opportunity to build confidence levels as he has agreed to resume the captaincy of his provincial side Sindh in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy competition.
Sarfaraz Ahmed on Monday led Sindh in the fifth round fixture of the tournament, assigning Asad Shafiq as deputy.
Asad Shafiq stood in for Sarfaraz Ahmed in the National T20 Cup after the latter resigning from his role after a spat in a press conference with a reporter. Asad Shafiq, however, has to connect with the national team in Australia for the Test series and Sarfaraz has assumed captaincy again for Sindh.
In the absence of Sarfaraz Ahmed in both Tests and T20Is, Pakistan Cricket Board has handed the responsibility to Azhar Ali and Babar Azam respectively.
There is nothing personal about Sarfaraz Ahmed in the Pakistan team and the PCB had made this decision after chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq’s suggestion, who was reportedly not pleased with Sarfaraz’s potential to lead the team from the front.