Former Pakistan skipper and now a second-choice wicketkeeper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, had refused to play the third and ultimate T20I in opposition to England final week.
In response to media stories, Sarfaraz solely agreed to play the sport after being persuaded by head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach, Younis Khan, and captain, Babar Azam.
Sources aware of the event stated Sarfaraz, who normally avoids controversies, ran out of endurance over the administration’s habits with him all through the tour.
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The 31-year-old, who captained the nationwide group throughout the codecs till final yr, was chosen after being uncared for for a complete yr. Out of six matches on tour, Sarfaraz was given just one sport.
Sources recommend that Sarfaraz initially refused to play the match and solely agreed after he was given assurances that his efficiency won’t have any affect on his place within the squad.
Head coach Misbah has additionally confirmed the event, saying Sarafraz didn’t refuse to play however expressed reservations, which each participant in his place would have had.
I might even have completed the identical if I have been in his place.
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Misbah stated that the previous skipper was underneath stress that if issues didn’t go his method, he’ll lose his place within the group. Nonetheless, Sarfraz was given the peace of mind that he might be thought of for choice no matter his efficiency within the ultimate T20.
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