The ideal position for Afridi is three or four says Sarfraz


Pakistan’s newly appointed T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed has only just been appointed captain but he is found an appropriate position for the ex Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi as he believes that the all rounder should bat at number three or four.

While speaking during a show on a local TV channel Sarfraz said that the ideal position for Shahid Afridi in the side is number three or four and he backed Afridi’s decision to bat up the order during the World T20 but unfortunately it could not work although Sarfraz finds that decision as a sane one.

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi pauses as he bats against Bangladesh during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/ Bikas Das)

Sarfraz added that Shahid Afridi has been serving the team from the past 20 years and he holds a lot of respect for him and he has no problem whatsoever with him being in the team. He said that Afridi is willing to give more to the side and he hopes that he can contribute in Pakistan’s victories just like the way he did in the past.

The captain refused to accept that the reason behind team’s poor faring in the World T20 was due to grouping in the side and continuously denied these allegations. The wicket keeper batsman admitted that the team made mistakes during the World T20 but he will not blame any one individual and considers no player in the side as a burden.

Sarfraz Ahmed has not yet decided on which number he will bat for Pakistan but he is confident that he can contribute as a player and captain in Pakistan’s victories.

Pakistan’s next T20 assignment is against England on the 7th of September so Sarfraz has ample amount of time to figure out the right combination for his T20 side.


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