The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) on Friday have sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from all three formats which made his fans unhappy.
The cricket fans in Karachi have planned to gather outside the residence of former skipper on October 20 (Sunday) under the hashtag #WeStandWithSarfaraz where the crowd will protest against the decision taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Cricket fans in Karachi plan to gather outside residence of Sarfaraz Ahmed on Sunday evening to express solidarity with him and to protest against PCB’s decision to remove him as T20i captain. pic.twitter.com/ZtBoTiGzuf
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) October 19, 2019
The wicketkeeper-batsman was not only removed from the captaincy but also dropped from both Test and T20I squads ahead of the Australia tour. The decision comes weeks after Pakistan was whitewashed by an inexperienced Sri Lanka side in Lahore
The news of Sarfaraz’s removal flooded the social media with mixed reactions as many cricket enthusiasts oppose the decision while some of them appreciated it.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Annus Raza (@annusraza) October 9, 2019
Sarfraz Ahmed was the man who got Pakistan top ranked in T20s and won them the Champions Trophy…Boasts a strong profile and the decision to remove him from captaincy certainly not justified. @TheRealPCB
— Abdul Ahad 007 (@abdahad007) October 18, 2019
— Mishi (@Mishi827) October 18, 2019
#Sarfaraz won’t be able to make it to the playing 11. His performance is useless
— Talha Khalid (@IamTalhaKhalid) October 18, 2019
#Pcb worst desicion i think its time to take selection inchargement back from misbah
Totally unfair we want him back in t20. Babar player hi axha hai captaincy muskil hogai is kay leyay #Sarfaraz #SarfrazAhmed #Bringbacksarfarz pic.twitter.com/fOCcACSYAs
— aaliyan (@AaliyanSaleem20) October 18, 2019
It’s the most Shocking & Stupid decision i have ever seen considering his successful stats.
Under his leadership, he led Pakistan to no.1 in world T20 rankings & Pak won 11 consecutive T20 series#Sarfaraz is the most successful captain in T20I history
He didn’t deserved this.
— khadija.Drogba (@KhadijaDrogba) October 18, 2019
A good action by PCB 👏#Sarfaraz
— Mukaram ♡ (Asma,Wasif,Shumii b’dy 🎂) (@Mukaram_Says) October 18, 2019