Shoaib Akhtar terms Sarfaraz a ‘confused’ skipper

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Former Pakistan speedgun Shoaib Akhtar has called Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed a ‘confused’ for being unable to decide his number in the batting order.

While speaking in his Youtube channel, Akhtar said that Sarfaraz Ahmed needs to concentrate more on his batting than captaincy.

“Sarfaraz is a confused skipper,” said Akhtar. He added thar he has been telling him for the past two years to bat higher up the order as Pakistan needs him more as a batsman than as a captain. If Sarfaraz score runs, it would be beneficial for him in the long run as he is facing pressure from other wicketkeepers like Rizwan.”

Meanwhile, The Rawalpindi-Express feels Pakistan made a mistake by dropping veteran all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez from the ongoing Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka.

“Malik and Hafeez played a major role in taking Pakistan to the number one spot in ICC rankings, so it would have been better if they played in this series,” he said.

“It is unfair to expect from Ahmed Shehzad and Umer Akmal that they would do wonders straight away, as the returning batsmen are already under pressure,” he said.