Mohsin wants Sarfraz to be relieved of Test captaincy

The newly appointed head of the four-member Cricket Committee Mohsin Hasan Khan suggested that Sarfraz Ahmed should be relieved of the Test captaincy.

On Wednesday evening during an interview to a local news channel, Mohsin said, “I have said it before and I will say it now too, with Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in, don’t put the burden of three formats on him. It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation.”

“I had said make him T20 and ODI captain and in Tests, put in a senior player for a year, year-and-a-half which will give him [Sarfraz] time, allow him to relax and groom himself as a leader, to get some confidence,” he further said.

According to the sources, the team management and the selection committee raised eyebrows on Khan’s remarks about Sarfraz.

Sarfraz has led Pakistan to a Test series win against Australia – where he also scored big scores and then guided a massive 3-0 whitewash in the T20I series.

However, the final decision will be taken by Ehsan Mani as Mohsin and the committee do not have the power to remove Sarfraz from the Test captaincy.