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Sarfraz Ahmed Hints at Possibility of Giving Up Pakistan Test Captaincy

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitted after losing the final Test against New Zealand on Friday that there is a real possibility that he could be forced to relinquish captaincy in the longest format.

Cricketnext Staff |December 8, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
Sarfraz Ahmed Hints at Possibility of Giving Up Pakistan Test Captaincy

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitted after losing the final Test against New Zealand on Friday that there is a real possibility that he could be forced to relinquish captaincy in the longest format.

"When things like this happen, you do start to think about it. But let's see what happens. The tour of South Africa is a tough one and if you start thinking like this before it then it is not helpful for anyone,” he said.

The loss against New Zealand on the final day meant the Sarfraz-led side lost their fourth Test in seven home games which is in contrast to the results they got in the seven years prior to Sarfraz getting the captaincy.

The head of Pakistan's cricket committee Mohsin Khan has publicly stated that Sarfraz should give up the Test captaincy in the past.

To make matters worse for the incumbent skipper, he has been given no guarantee by the board to stay on as leader and is kept in the role on a series-by-series basis.

Also Pakistan have kept wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan in the Test squad for South Africa. He has been in good form with the bat lately and will be keen to cement the spot as his own.

“If I make mistakes, or it is because of me that the team is losing then I will definitely think about it, and if there is someone better than me to do the Test captaincy, then he should," said Ahmed.

Pakistan’s tour of South Africa commences later this month on Boxing Day and all eyes will be on how well Pakistan do in the three-match series.

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