Just a few days back, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took a big decision to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captain’s role in T20Is and Test matches and even dropped him from the national side across the three formats. Sarfaraz was not considered for selection in the ongoing Australia tour. The PCB’s huge decision came on the backdrop of Pakistan’s crushing 3-0 series loss suffered at the hands of Sri Lanka at home.
The series loss was an addition to Pakistan’s poor performance at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Azhar Ali was named the Test captain while Babar Azam replaced Sarfaraz in the shortest format of the game. During a recent interview, Sarfaraz mentioned that he is very much satisfied to have captained Pakistan in 100 international games and always tried giving his best.
“I am grateful for whatever I achieved as the captain. I am satisfied with my performance as captain. I captained Pakistan in 100 international games in three formats. I always tried to perform for Pakistan and gave my best,” noted Sarfaraz Ahmed.
“There’s nothing to regret about. It doesn’t matter if I am disappointed or not as it was the PCB’s decision. My job is to play cricket and do my better and make a comeback. I can’t tell you when exactly but the more I perform, the more early I can make a comeback,” he added.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was asked by the PCB to resign by himself
Sarfaraz further came up with a huge revelation that the PCB had initially asked him whether he would like to resign by himself or through press release. The wicket-keeper batsman stated to take the best decision that would work well for the PCB as well as for the interest of Pakistan cricket.
“I was asked if I would prefer to resign myself or through a press release. I said that it is your (PCB’s) decision and whatever is in the better interest of Pakistan cricket, I would be satisfied with it,” Sarfaraz concluded.