IT'S ABOUT THE STATS.
The abrupt removal of Sarfaraz Ahmed from captaincy in t20 and test replaced by @babarazam and @azharali79_ respectively on Friday has started a new fight all over.
Karachites have decided to protest against the decision on Sunday, whereas Farooq Sattar, renowned politician has also vocalised in favour of him, saying "blame Sarfaraz for stray dogs and dengue as well. " whereas a huge number of people are celebrating the news because of his questionable performance in the last two years.
Talking specially about 20 overs cricket, under Sarfaraz Ahmed's captaincy, Pakistan won 12/14 series, 11 of which were consecutive, whitewashed the opponents 5 times. Won 29/37 matches, has a win percentage of 78.37, highest among captains who have captained for 20 matches or more. Brought 7th ranked team to no 1 spot in T20 ranking during his tenure.
His batting being the major reason of losing the 3rd t20 match vs Srilanka, resulting him in losing his post yet he was the highest Pakistani run scorer with 66 runs and 116 strike rate in t20 series.
It's not about removing a player who did not get us over the line. Its about ignoring his captaincy and appealing 4th highest strike rate of previous year, 145.
Talking about the last loss vs Srilanks, the question is, did Changing the set team and bringing back the old and useless players did not contribute in the loss vs Srilanka? Has this one series overshadowed the record breaking performance of the team and the captain ? does his captaincy not count ?
I personally think its justified to take test and even ODI captaincy from him because in those formats his performance along with his captaincy tactics are questionable, but as for a t20 captain, the justice is for sure not served. For me its very sad to see a captain and player who gave so us so many moments was humiliated like this by PCB
Having said that, we wish Babar Azam and Azhar Ali all the best for this post and @Sarfaraz54 all the best for a comeback
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