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The man who lead Pakistan team in ICC Champions Trophy 2017
If asked about the 2 unforgettable moments of Pakistani International Cricket history the entire nation would name 92 world cup and 2017 ICC Champions trophy. Both moments were truly unforgettable but the Champions Trophy has a special charm.
There were multiple reasons. Pakistani team was down and out. The team was totally inexperienced. The team was playing with a new captain, the magnitude of the tournament was huge, last but not the least, Pakistani team faced India against the final who was unstoppable at that moment.
While scattering the feeling that driving the national team in each of the three formats of the game is in any capacity troubling him, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed claims that he has attempted to give his 100 percent while getting a charge out of the diversion.
“It is amazing privilege for me that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delegated me such honor by making me Captain of International team in all three formats; and this [responsibility] not the slightest bit is troubling me,”
“I have dependably delighted in playing cricket in each arrangement and endeavored to deliver my best and bring the best out of the national group [as captain].”
Sarfraz Ahmed’s Role In Pakistan Super League
The 30-year-old Sarfraz who got his pivotal experience of Captaincy from the launch of HBL PSL, where he was appointed as Captain of Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2016 and 2017. There were 2 occasions when it was a thorough test of nerves for the skipper, both times their opponents were Peshawar Zalmi and in the playoffs. Both times the match ended in a similar way as Gladiators winning by just 1 run.
These were signals that “a star was born” who rose to conspicuousness subsequent to driving Pakistan to a great 180-run triumph against their most striking rival India in the Final of ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval.
Sarfraz, who has lead Pakistan in 38 Tests, 85 ODIs and 38 T20 Internationals, insistently dismissed any distinctions in the group or those with the senior players.
“At whatever point Pakistan group lose in such a way these gossipy tidbits [about differences] and paranoid ideas eject,” he regretted. “I appreciate great relations with [senior] players like Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik a there is finished congruity in the group.
Views of Sarfaraz Ahmed regarding ODI World Cup
At the point when solicited to remark on the future from the senior players in front of one year from now’s World Cup in England, Sarfraz said everything relies on their shape and wellness and included that “the choice advisory group is the best judge”.
While conceding there was the absence of consistency in batting which tilted the ODI brings about New Zealand’s support, Sarfraz however communicated fulfillment at the way his Twenty20 team managed to secure the 3 T20 series, leading 2-1 to secure top spot in the ICC T20 rankings.
The captain likewise denied the view that loads of acclaim and prize cash had bothered the group’s concentration after their awesome triumph at the Champions Trophy. “The players merited regard, thankfulness and monetary rewards after their triumph finally year’s Champions Trophy,” Sarfraz kept up, including “infrequently a lot of feedback is unjustifiable.”
He trusted that quick enhancing youthful players will gain from their missteps to end up noticeably better players.
“Pakistan requires an uncommon change in their batting, especially in Tests and ODIs.”
Remarking on the positives Pakistan accomplished on a generally terrible restricted overs visit New Zealand, the chief said youthful leg-turning all-rounder Shadab Khan has demonstrated the required ability and guarantee to remain at the wrinkle.
“I trust Shadab will keep up consistency in his execution with bat and ball.”
He said opener Fakhar Zaman, top-order batsman Babar Azam and all-rounder Fahim Ashraf have additionally indicated advance and are splendid players. Reacting to an inquiry concerning Pakistan bowlers, Sarfraz said they amid a few matches in New Zealand put the homegroup on the backfoot. He said the national group will represent a firm test for their adversaries on the up and coming voyage through England and Ireland where Pakistan will play three Test matches. “Despite the fact that it will be an extreme visit however we are fit for contending with England and Ireland,” Sarfraz accentuated.
Sarfaraz Ahmed as the Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team
The time when Sarfaraz Ahmad was crowned as captain Pakistani team was playing with just 2-3 names that were familiar to people. Rest the entire squad comprised of new names like Hassan Ali, Shadab Khan, Raumman Raees, Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam and many more. The team was leaving to play against the top teams of the world and the venue was England who pitches don’t allow the batsman to move when in full swing.
And the tournament started with a heartbreaking start against India, but Sarfaraz believed that his team would definitely come back and he was right. While playing against Sri Lanka it came a time that Pakistan was about to get dropped from ICC Champions trophy because if Pakistan would have lost that match, that would have been ended for the journey, but it was the charisma of the skipper who leads from the front, taking team to victory and then a series of win started for the skipper.
The climax was the final when Pakistan badly crushed India. Sarfaraz proved the entire world that Pakistan kept the full potential of beating any team in the world. The teams that have faced loss at hands of Pakistan in Champions trophy were South Africa, Sri Lanka, England, India. The 4 titans of cricket.
Sarfaraz Lead Pakistan in Sri Lankan Series
The next exam was the Sri Lankan series where once again skipper won the hearts of the entire Pakistani fans by playing ruthless cricket and showing no mercy to Lankans beating them in all 5 ODI’s played. Recently Pakistan has defeated Kiwis in their own homeland in the T20 series to secure the 1st position.
It is the Charisma, vision, belief, and temperament of the skipper Sarfaraz that has brought Pakistan in the list of favorites of the next ODI world cup. Looking at the near past performance of Pakistani cricket team under the captaincy of Sarfaraz, there seems no confusion that truly Sarfaraz Ahmad is a ray of hope for Pakistani cricket who has been covered under thick dark clouds since ages.