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Aamir Sohail has urged Pakistan to stick with Sarfraz Ahmed as captain and not make any rash decisions.
Sarfraz was lambasted for his side’s disastrous Asia Cup campaign, where they were pummeled by India in both the group stage and Super Four.
Things went from bad to worse for the men in green as they slumped to a 37-run loss against Bangladesh, which saw them get eliminated from the tournament.
In addition to being criticised about his captaincy, Sarfraz also struggled with the bat as he mustered 68 runs in five matches at an average of 17.
However, Sohail pointed out that Sarfraz should not shoulder all the blame for Pakistan’s disappointing Asia Cup campaign as head coach Mickey Arthur and the national selectors had a part to play as well.
“We cannot dump the blame for the recent failures on Sarfraz Ahmed as the onus is also on the head coach and selectors to get our approach right,” the former Pakistan skipper wrote in his blog for PakPassion. “I am totally against this talk of replacing Sarfraz Ahmed as this would be unfair and he needs to be given a chance.
“Someone from the Pakistan think-tank needs to sit him down and explain to him his mistakes during the Asia Cup and also show him how he can improve himself as a captain in the future. He needs to be given help in handling situations when they aren’t going Pakistan’s way and most importantly, he needs to bat at the number 6 or 7 position, where I feel he is most effective for his side.”