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Pakistan left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir doesn’t think captain Sarfraz Ahmed should be held solely responsible for the national team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.
Pakistan won five matches, including their last four, lost three and had their clash against Sri Lanka washed out without a single ball bowled.
Despite registering wins against England, South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it wasn’t enough to get them into the last four as New Zealand edged them out for the final spot since they had a better net run rate than the men in green.
But instead of placing all the blame on Sarfraz, Tanvir feels the rest of the players and the coaching staff also have to be held responsible.
“I think it is wrong to solely blame Sarfraz Ahmed for Pakistan’s performance during the World Cup,” Tanvir told cricketpakistan.com.pk. “We win as a team and it’s the same when we lose. To say that the coach or captain, only, is responsible isn’t the right thing to do.”
With the World Cup having concluded, there has been a lot of speculation about Sarfraz’s future, with some reports saying he will be stripped of the captaincy entire, while others state he will lead Pakistan in fewer formats.