The talented cricketer of the green army Sarfaraz Ahmed has recently received a great opportunity to make a graceful exit from the national squad as the bureaucrats of Pakistan Cricket Board offered him to step down as captain in all three formats courteously. But the 32-year-old proficient player turned down the suggestion immediately and told the Board officials that they could sack him if they wanted.
According to the reports of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), “Sarfaraz flatly refused to do this and told Wasim the Board could sack him if they wanted but he would not step down himself”. However, the Chief Executive Officer of PCB Wasim Khan also assured the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman that he could come back in the team once he regained his vintage form but Sarfaraz was still not convinced and refused to leave his position.
After everything was said and discussed with the experienced right-handed batsman, the Board officials then finally decided to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captaincy in all three formats. Though the decision was not that easy for the esteemed organization but they took the hard step in the best interest of Pakistan cricket.
Now, Sarfaraz Ahmed will not even be the part of Pakistan’s T20I and Test squads in the upcoming cricket tour against Australia starting from this November. This came after the newly-appointed head coach of Pakistan National Cricket Team Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to rope in swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan in the next series instead of Ahmed who already faced the wrath from all the Pakistani cricket fans across the world on social media. As a result, Misbah decided that it is better to replace Ahmed in the next international tour against Kangaroos. The green army will play three-match T20I series and two-match test series against Aussies in November 2019 across the astonishing venues of Australia.
Earlier in a day, PCB has appointed experienced batsman Azhar Ali as the new Test skipper of the green army and brilliant cricketer Babar Azam as T20 captain for the forthcoming tour. It will be interesting to see how the green army will perform under the guidance of new skippers.