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Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that Sarfraz Ahmed should be retained as captain of the national team.
There has been a lot of speculation about Sarfraz’s future as captain following Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.
Some reports state that Sarfraz will be stripped of the captaincy completely, while others say he will lead Pakistan in fewer formats.
However, Latif noted that it is imperative the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appoint a vice-captain who can be groomed and succeed Sarfraz in the future.
“I hope the PCB will use common sense and not make decisions in haste about the future of coaches and national team captain Sarfraz Ahmed,” he told The Nation. “I feel Sarfraz didn’t perform badly as skipper as he tried to get the best out of his players.
“Obviously, everything doesn’t go according to plan, but I still believe Sarfraz is the best option to lead the national team and a vice-captain should be appointed, who should be groomed accordingly.”