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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has made it clear that he is not at all threatened by fellow wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan.
Sarfraz’s comments come after Rizwan enjoyed a lot of success during Pakistan’s recent ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Sarfraz’s batting has been a major concern as of late, but Rizwan showcased his abilities with the bat against Australia as he scored 231 runs in five matches, which included two centuries, at an average of 57.75.
Rizwan has now scored two ODI hundreds in 32 ODIs, while Sarfraz has the same number of centuries after playing 101 ODIs.
“Why would I have opted to rest [for the Australian series] if I was threatened by Rizwan? [Never have I] thought like that,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “Rizwan has played alongside me as a batsman, and there was a time once when I was the team’s vice captain and I was out and he was playing.
“If I ever had such issues, then why would I have [given] him (Rizwan) the opportunity to play and rested myself. Only the best play for Pakistan.”