Pakistan’s former Test captain and the president of Karachi Kings Wasim Akram said that it is too late to change the captain as the cricket World Cup 2019 is around the corner.
Akram, while briefing to the media in Karachi said that a few bad performances cannot decide someone’s future and Sarfraz has led the team well.
“We need a long term captain and Shoaib Malik will get retired after the World Cup,” said Akram who praised Malik’s captaincy in the fourth ODI which Pakistan clinched by eight wickets.
The former pacer said that no one knows that the PCB wants Sarfraz to go back home or he himself decided to return from South Africa. “Maybe Sarfraz has decided to come back and take a rest,” Akram said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the ICC ban Pakistan’s skipper for four international matches after being caught on stumps mic passing racist comments to Andile Phulekwayo during their second ODI at Durban.
The former left-arm pacer asked the team management to start preparing the squad for the upcoming World Cup to give stiff competition there.
“The team management must be keen towards finalising the squad for World Cup and start working with the players,” said Akram who thinks that the team comprised of young kids have the potential to give tough time to the opponents in the WC.
To a query about Mickey’s behavior in the dressing room, Akram said that the dressing room’s environment must not be discussed publicly.
“If Mickey is scolding the players so it is for their betterment and what else a coach can do if his players are not delivering,” he said.