'Taylor is a professional cricketer, his action was disgraceful' - Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan’s cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed lashed out at kiwi’s middle-order batsman Ross Taylor for making a ‘chucking’ gesture of Hafeez’s bowling action during the one-day international in Abu Dhabi.

On Wednesday, during a post-match press conference, Sarfraz said that Taylor’s gesture was disgraceful for him, it’s not his job to give the action.

“The way he made the action which was shown on television was disgraceful,” he said.

“Taylor’s action was not correct, he is a professional cricketer his job is to do batting, I think it’s better if he concentrates on it.”

“I complained to umpires that his action did not come under sportsmanship,” Sarfraz told during the press conference.

Taylor questioned Hafeez’s bowling action twice during the game which led Pakistan’s skipper to a heated exchange with the umpires. The umpires also spoke to the batsman after which Hafeez continued to bowl.

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor top-scored with 80 while wicketkeeper Tom Latham struck 68 off 64 balls to lead New Zealand to 266-9.

In reply, Pakistan collapsed to 85-6, before Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket.

 

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