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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed reportedly accused spinner Imad Wasim of forming a small group with three other players in order to replace him as captain.
According to cricketpakistan.com.pk, the three other players are left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz, opener Imam-ul-Haq and batsman Babar Azam.
It was also reported that veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik supported the group.
Sarfraz made the alleged accusation after the national team’s World Cup loss to India on Sunday.
It is also believed that Sarfraz lashed out at Wahab, Imam, Azam and Imad for failing to live up to expectations during the match.
Wahab took the wicket of India opener Lokesh Rahul, but conceded 71 runs off his 10 overs.
Imam and Azam scored seven and 48 respectively, while Imad conceded 49 runs off his 10 overs and struck an unbeaten 46 off 39 balls.
Sarfraz, meanwhile, was clean bowled by Vijay Shankar for 12 runs.
It is further believed that head coach Mickey Arthur remained silent during Sarfraz’s outburst and stuck to talking about matters relating to the game.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.