Neglected for nearly whole tour, Sarfaraz was reluctant to play final match in England | Cricket Information

KARACHI: Neglected for nearly the whole tour of England, Pakistan’s former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was reluctant to play when he was lastly supplied an opportunity within the third T20 Worldwide.
Sarfaraz had advised head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, earlier than the match that he did not want to play.
“He did not refuse to play, however sure, he had reservations and apprehensions over being requested to play within the final match of the tour,” Misbah advised Geo Information channel.
“If I had been in his place I might have felt the identical means. A participant does really feel apprehensive and unsure if he’s advised to play within the final match of the tour after not enjoying in earlier matches,” he added.
Misbah stated the staff administration, comprising batting coach Younis Khan, T20 captain Babar Azam and himself, assured Sarfaraz that he was of their scheme of issues for the long run and that one match shouldn’t be going to make a lot of a distinction.
“After we had a candid dialogue with him over his reservations, he performed with out apprehensions.”
Sarfaraz did not get to bat however within the last overs, in a stress scenario, he was seen advising Azam.
In keeping with stories, Sarfaraz grew to become apprehensive the second he was advised he was within the enjoying XI for the ultimate T20, which Pakistan gained, as he had educated for 3 hours within the nets with out figuring out he was to play and had gotten drained.
Sarfaraz, who was unceremoniously eliminated as captain and participant final yr after Misbah had taken over as head coach and chief selector, was picked for the lengthy England tour because the second wicketkeeper, after Mohammad Rizwan.

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