Pakistan’s former hard-hitting opening batsman Aamer Sohail believes Sarfraz Ahmed should work hard on his captaincy to improve Pakistan’s performance.
Sohail feels Pakistan will be under immense pressure in the Test series against Australia due to their disappointing run in the Asia Cup, however, Sarfraz should not be blamed solely for the debacle and should not be removed from his duties.
“Sarfraz, in particular, has to really work on this aspect of his captaincy and only then can we expect to see better results flow for Pakistan,” Sohail said. “We cannot dump all the blame for the recent failures on Sarfaraz as the onus is also on the head coach and selectors to have the right approach. I am totally against this talk of replacing Sarfraz as this would be unfair and he needs to be given a proper chance.”
The former Test batsman shared the secret of taming the Kangaroos that Pakistan cannot afford to give them space to play their game.
“What Pakistan must not do, is to provide them that breathing space to raise themselves which they will do if they are allowed to play well,” he said.
Australian side is under pressure due to all the controversies they have caught in the recent times, Pakistan must capitalise the opportunity.
“Pakistan need to deny those moments in the series where they [Australia] will start to feel confident as when that happens, they will be very hard to beat. In my opinion, the only thing we need to concentrate on is the fact that the Australia Test side’s morale is very low due to all sorts of reasons,” he added.
Pakistan will take on Australia in the first Test of the two-match series from October 7 at Dubai.