New Delhi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says that Sarfraz Ahmed will no longer be included in the Pakistan team after being removed from the captaincy. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced that Sarfaraz will not lead Pakistan in Tests and T20 and ODIs.
Akhtar took to Twitter and wrote, “I saw it coming for Sarfaraz. Nobody else is to be blamed but him. Been telling him for two years to pull up his socks. Let us tell you that apart from being removed from the captaincy, Sarfaraz has not been included in the team for the Australia round. Pakistan will play three T20 and two Test matches in Australia. Akhtar has said on his YouTube channel, "This situation has arisen due to the fault of him (Sarfaraz). It cannot be blamed on anyone else. I would also like to say to you that the selectors now include him in the team as well." I won't and I can guarantee it. "
Akhtar said, "For the last two years we have been discovering his positive mentality and aggressive batting. He could not come out under the influence of Mickey Arthur and was unable to take any decision. He was also unable to select me. Sarfaraz seems to have been a captain who lacked confidence. "