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Mohsin Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Cricket Committee, has squashed rumours of a rift between him and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
Mohsin recently said that Sarfraz should be relieved of the Test captaincy as he was concerned about the mental and physical toll captaining Pakistan in all three formats was having on the 31-year-old.
However, Mohsin has insisted that the comments circulating in the media are over a year old.
“I had given the statement regarding Sarfraz’s Test captaincy about a year and half ago,” he told The Express Tribune as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk. “At that time I had thought that he was young, passionate and energetic so he should only be leading Pakistan in limited-overs to avoid stress.
“However, now Sarfraz has seen many phases of life. He had suffered defeats in all three formats and now finally he is on a winning track.”
When asked who should lead Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, Mohsin made it clear that he will respect whoever PCB chairman Ehsan Mani chooses.
“I have great respect for Sarfraz and he has the same for me,” Mohsin added. “At the end it is Mani’s decision that who should lead Pakistan in the World Cup. I and my committee will just give suggestions which will be 100 percent on merit.”