Sarfraz gets Mani’s vote of confidence for Test captaincy

Sarfraz gets Mani's vote of confidence for Test captaincy

LAHORE: After the head of committee, Mohsin Khan suggested a move to replace Sarfraz Ahmed as the Test captain, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has shown ‘full faith’ in the wicket-keeper batsman.

Mani has assured PCB’s complete backing for their captain across all three formats of the game and told that there is no chance of replacing him at the moment.

“I have full faith in Sarfraz as Pakistan captain,” Mani said while talking to ESPN Cricinfo. “He is the Pakistan captain, that is completely unambiguous. He is the Pakistan captain today, there is no other consideration or thought in anyone’s mind.”

Earlier, Mohsin Khan said during his interview on a local channel that he has spoke about removing Sarfraz as Test skipper before and he is saying it again.

“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,” the head of cricket committee said.

He wants a ‘senior player’ to take up the charge for a while and groom the Champions Trophy winning skipper with him.

“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 said.