After Pakistan defeated South Africa, Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis said he would register a complaint to ICC and would ask them that South Africa captain AB de Villiers top scored in the match therefore he should get the ‘Man of the Match’ award instead of Sarfraz!
“Sarfraz is not a good player he does not has the right technique and he therefore should not get the Man of the Match award. Instead De Villiers should get it since he took only 58 balls to score 77 runs while Sarfraz scored 49 and played 49 balls. Who is better somebody should tell me,” said Waqar.
Waqar added that Umar Akmal would have also caught all catches which Sarfraz caught so therefore it was not a big deal that Sarfraz took six catches, equaling world record of most number of catches in an ODI match.
“It is a pity we picked Sarfraz otherwise Akmal had registered this record,” he said.
“Every match is different and Umar must have also took catches which Sarfraz took so why Sarfraz has been made hero? I am the coach, if I do it my ways, he will not even play against Ireland?” Waqar stressed.
Waqar added that he came under pressure of other members of the team management to pick Sarfraz and his worst nightmares proved correct – that Sarfraz performed.
“But still I say his technique was not right. Scoring runs never suggest that a player has the right technique. Even a baseball player can score runs in a cricket match. So does it mean he is a good batsman? No never and if Sarfraz scores a century against Ireland I would still say it will be a mistake to pick him for quarterfinals,” Waqar explained.
Waqar further said that if Sarfraz help Pakistan win the World Cup, even then he would not like to have him in the team.
“World Cup is a part of cricket and not vice versa. I should go with Nasir Jamshed since he has the right technique… Didn’t you see how gracefully he lost his wicket on all the three occasions. He gave catches in the same manner. This is what class and technique is all about,” he said.