Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed has denied his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Chandimal’s claims that the Islanders won the Test series courtesy of ‘witchcraft’.
“We lost the two Tests because of our poor batting and that is all,” Sarfraz said during an interview with Hindustan Times.
“If they could win Test matches because of witchcraft or magic, then they should have also won the ODI and T20 series,” added.
Sarfraz told that he believes in the Holy Book of Quran and he believes that magic exists, but they lost because of poor batting performance.
“I believe in the Quran and also that there is magic in the world, but we just batted badly and lost our chances to win,” he added.
Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal told reporters that he is always ready to take blessings and sorcerer played a big role in giving Sri Lanka the big win in the Test series.
“I am always ready to accept the blessings of anyone — whether it is a meyni or any clergy,” Chandimal told reporters after returning to Colombo.
“You can have talent, but without this blessing, you can’t move forward,” he told after his country’s sports minister denied that he asked sorcerer for witchcraft to help the struggling team.
Pakistan lost their first Test series in the UAE by 2-0. Sri Lankan team, which was struggling in the longer format of the game, dominated the Men in Green during the campaign.
Later on the tour, Pakistan whitewashed Sri Lanka in both the ODI and T20i series.