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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has insisted that he never demanded to be captain and pointed out that the decision was made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Sarfraz is no doubt honoured to be captaining his country in all three formats of the game and added that things have gone “fine” thus far.
Under Sarfraz’s leadership, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in June last year for the first time.
However, during their recent tour of New Zealand, Pakistan were whitewashed 5-0 in the ODI series. But, they managed to bounce back in the three-match Twenty20 series that followed as they won 2-1 and subsequently became the top-ranked Twenty20 team in the world.
“It is up to the Pakistan Cricket Board to decide who should and who should not remain captain,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by Geo TV. “My duty is to play cricket, which I am doing. My captaincy is going fine and I am hopeful that it will continue to remain so.”
Sarfraz has been backed by numerous people, including PCB chairman Najam Sethi, Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and legendary West Indies batsman Sir Viv Richards.