Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he is happy to be entrusted with the responsibility to leading the side and thanked the PCB for this move. He added that this is a challenging job and he hopes that under his leadership the team will reach new heights and he can justify the decision to make him captain.
“I am happy to have this opportunity and I am honored that PCB has trusted my ability to lead the country,” Sarfarz told ESPNcricinfo. “Indeed, this is a challenging job but at the same time, it’s the highest privilege in a cricketer’s life, so I am determined to do my best to justify my position captain. I didn’t make any future plan, but I will sit down with the PCB and will talk about it in due course.
He added that he likes to express himself through his performances on the field rather than talking too much and unnecessarily.
“The best thing about me, I believe, is my ability to contribution for the team. I always try to play my role whatever it is – batting or wicketkeeping – regardless of the situation or the number I bat on. The more important thing about me is that I remain in my limit and don’t talk much. It’s my cricket that speaks, and this is what a captain should be doing – lead form the front.”
Later while talking to media in Karachi Sarfraz said thanked the PCB for honoring him with this opportunity and also his friends, family and friends for their continued support.
Sarfraz also added that the Pakistan Super League was a great opportunity to learn things and playing alongside the likes of Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen was a blessing in disguise for him.
While answering a question regarding the coach of Pakistan Cricket Team Sarfraz said that it is PCB’s choice as to how they appoint for that post and he won’t further comment on this issue.
He also vowed to take advice from his seniors like Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq if he encounters any problem during his tenure as captain of Pakistan’s T20 side and he also praised ex-skipper Shahid Afridi and termed him as the biggest superstar he has ever seen.