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Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad feels that skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is the best person to captain the national team.
There has been a lot of criticism directed towards Sarfraz, but Miandad pointed out that if there was a “better leader”, they would have replaced Sarfraz by now.
Miandad added that Sarfraz is in a very difficult position as captain as he has to “juggle a lot of responsibilities”.
“I am very excited to see that some high-performing captains will be leading their sides in the World Cup,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “In my experience, the captain is as good as the team he is leading. But the captain’s job is a hard one as he has to juggle a lot of responsibilities and also needs to ensure that his own performance is not affected by the pressures of leadership.
“In Kohli, there is a proven batsman who can simply be part of his side as a batsman alone and leading a side then becomes easier. I have seen some criticism of Sarfraz as captain but if there was a better leader than Sarfraz or a better wicketkeeper, which is his primary job, then he would have been selected by now.
“I feel Sarfraz will continue to do well as captain for Pakistan in the World Cup as he showed when he led his side to victory in the Champions Trophy.”