Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali backed Sarfaraz Ahmed after he took to Twitter to post a cryptic tweet in Urdu following his performance in the last T20 match against England.
Pakistan is full of passionate cricket followers and one bad performance on the field can bring in severe criticism and condemnation for that particular player, same is the case with Sarfraz Ahmed a former Pakistan captain of all formats, who was at the receiving end against his mistakes which he made in the third and final T20 match against England.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was under pressure as he got tough competition with Muhammad Rizwan, who proved himself a better wicketkeeper in test format. Muhammad Rizwan through his behind the wicket skills gathered plenty of admiration and praise from commentators, former cricketers, and even from analysts. This is why the former captain seemed under immense pressure once he was selected in the final 11 of the third T20 match against England.
After facing heavy criticism, Sarfaraz finally spoke out on this issue on Twitter and stated that he is not that bad as people are describing him after playing only one match.
Sarfaraz Ahmed cryptic tweet in Urdu
اتنا چھبنے لگا ہوں سب کو چھرا تو نہیں— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 2, 2020
جانی جتنا بتاتے وہ میرے بارے میں اتنا برا بھی نہیں ہوں
Among many fans and other Pakistani cricket players, Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali also came forward in order to support former Pakistan captain by quoting Sarfraz Ahmed tweet, in which the current test skipper said that Sarfaraz had done so much for Pakistan cricket in the past and he will continue to do the same in the future. Azhar also included that the former skipper will shut the critics with his performance in the upcoming tours.
Azhar Ali in a reply tweet to former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bhayya you have so many fans including me you will answer small number of people with your performance InshA Allah u have done so much in past for Pakistan and you will in future thanks for giving positive energy throughout the tour… stay strong https://t.co/GSRUolcleF
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) September 2, 2020
In the third T20, Sarfaraz made a few glaring errors. First, he missed a clear stumping chance to dismiss Moeen Ali who later took England in touching distance for a win, and he also gave extras when Imad Wasim was bowling.