Pakistan’s Test wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal said that Sarfraz Ahmed being a captain should have avoided passing such comments to any player.
Akmal while talking to the media said that it happens in cricket that sometimes a player shows frustration but such things can become a big problem.
“Not only Sarfraz but every player should be careful of passing such remarks,” he said.
Akmal said that Pakistan didn’t execute the plan well against South Africa in the second ODI which cost them a setback by five wickets.
“Players should stick to the plan and try to have an impact on opponents,” he said.
Akmal thinks that there was no need to include an extra all-rounder in the team in second ODI if a specialist pacer is available.
“They could have gone with Mohammad Amir or Shinwari to strengthen their bowling unit,” he said.
The Test batsman asked the team management to finalize the batting order and try to plan everything keeping in mind the upcoming World Cup.
“A lot of shuffle in the batting order is yet another reason why there is no consistency in team’s performance,” said Akmal. He was quick to add that the team management dropped in-form Shaheen Shah Afridi in first ODI without any reason.
“When you drop players who are performing then it decreases their confidence,” he said.
Akmal has represented Pakistan in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is. He will be seen in action in the PSL 4 representing Peshawar Zalmi.