By: PTI | Karachi |
Printed: August 11, 2020 5:01:56 pm
Sarfaraz Ahmed was eliminated as captain from all three codecs final yr in a sudden transfer by the Pakistan Cricket Board (Reuters)
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed ought to retire from Checks and concentrate on white ball cricket.
Sarafaraz, a former captain, was seen performing the duties of 12th man within the collection opener between England and Pakistan in Manchester.
“In my ebook I’m clear upon getting been captain and remained on a pedestal then it is rather tough to return down and be on the bench,” Raja, who can also be a widely known commentator, mentioned on the Youtube channel, ”Cricket Baaz”.
“I’d advise Sarfaraz to consider it and retire from Take a look at cricket and simply concentrate on white ball cricket, a format through which he is excellent and identified for his aggression,” he added.
Raja, who featured in 57 Checks, mentioned a former captain and senior participant of Sarfaraz’s stature carrying drinks, though not uncommon in cricket, is frowned upon in Pakistan.
“There may be nothing unsuitable with that as a result of even James Anderson carried drinks when he didn”t play within the second Take a look at towards West Indies. However in our cricket tradition this stuff aren’t regarded upon properly and in the event that they contain a former captain,” Raja mentioned.
“I don”t see him getting an opportunity within the Take a look at format quickly so he ought to concentrate on white ball cricket the place he’ll play and be revered as properly,” he added.
Raja feels the presence of Sarfaraz within the squad additionally provides stress on Muhammad Rizwan, who stored the wickets for Pakistan within the first Take a look at.
“He being within the Take a look at squad additionally provides stress on Muhammad Rizwan who is aware of there’s a former captain keeper respiratory down his neck and that isn’t good for him. I feel Sarfaraz shouldn’t be on the bench. He ought to name it a day from Take a look at cricket.”
Sarfaraz was eliminated as captain from all three codecs final yr in a sudden transfer by the Pakistan Cricket Board however made a comeback to the nationwide squad for the tour of England as a result of uncommon circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 33-year-old, who has appeared in 49 Checks, 116 ODIs and 58 T20Is, led Pakistan to the 2017 Champions Trophy title towards India. Below his captaincy Pakistan reached the primary place within the shortest format of the sport.
Raja feels Pakistan has a great likelihood of bouncing again within the three-Take a look at collection as England might be lacking the providers of its star all-rounder Ben Stokes for household causes.
“Stokes is the world”s high all-rounder with bat and ball and a recreation changer. I feel Pakistan can positively make the most of the scenario.”
Speaking concerning the match, Raja mentioned he was dissatisfied to see Pakistan pacers not bowling brief pitched balls to Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes.
“It’s irritating to digest the defeat after having dominated the Take a look at for majority periods,” he mentioned.
“I used to be shocked Jos Butler, who was below stress to get runs, to maintain his place within the England crew and Chris Woakes,who’s primarily a tailender, weren’t examined by brief pitched balls and the quick bowlers.
“Even the sector settings for them when Yasir (Shah) was bowling weren’t adequate.”
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