What shocking advice has Rashid Latif given Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed?

Rashid Latif advises Sarfaraz Ahmed to take a break from international cricket in order to regain his form with the bat Pakistan cricket

Rashid Latif: “When you are under pressure, then I believe one should avoid one or two games. This is the same thing I said to Kamran Akmal to take a rest for four, five months but no one wants to take the rest”

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Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif has advised captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to take a break from international cricket in a bid to regain his form.

Sarfaraz has been struggling with the bat as of late. During the World Cup, the 32-year-old scored 143 runs in eight matches, which included a solitary fifty, at an average of 28.60.

His dismal performance with the bat continued during the limited overs series against Sri Lanka, which was held in Pakistan.

In the three-match ODI series in Karachi, Sarfaraz amassed 31 runs in two matches at an average of 15.50. It should be noted that the first ODI was washed out due to heavy rain.

As for the three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore, Sarfaraz accumulated 67 runs in three games at an average of 22.33.

“When you are under pressure, then I believe one should avoid one or two games. This is the same thing I said to Kamran Akmal to take a rest for four, five months but no one wants to take the rest,” Latif was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.

“Sarafraz doesn’t seem confident at all and he is not doing well with the bat as well so going at number four was not a wise decision.”

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2 thoughts on “What shocking advice has Rashid Latif given Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed?

  1. Sarfraz has become a liability and I sometimes wonder that PCB is acting like a blind organization and can not see third class performance of Sarfraz over the years. He will not qualify to play for any team in the world and yet he is a captain of Pakistan cricket team in all the formats of the game. Please look into his performance over the years and you will see that he is a brainless captain, a third class wicket keeper, poor batsman and horrible runner between the wickets. Awake PCB awake before it is too late.

    • I think the PCB will continue to stick with Sarfaraz despite his struggles. I feel Rizwan is a better keeper. But, once the PCB backs someone, it seems they are hesitant to change their stance.

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