Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) newly formed cricket committee chairman Mohsin Khan believes that leading the side in all three formats is taking a toll on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.
The former Pakistan international believes Sarfraz would be better served by giving up his Test captaincy to concentrate on the limited-overs format.
“I have said it before and I will say it now too. With Sarfraz I was saying you got a new guy in, don’t put the burden of three formats on him,” Mohsin told Hum News.
“It will take such a physical load on him, T20s, ODIs and then Tests if he is captain he will not get any mental relaxation. I had said make him T20 and ODI captain and in Tests, put in a senior player for a year, year-and-a-half which will give him time, allow him to relax and groom himself as a leader, to get some confidence.
“Sarfraz’s body language was so down (in the Asia Cup). I felt sorry for him that he’s had so much pressure put on him, with T20s, ODIs and Tests. There’s no doubt he is so talented and it’s not as if he is 35-36. He is young, he has a lot of time. That was my view before and it is now as well.”
Khan has been chosen to head the newly constituted cricket committee by PCB chief Ehsan Mani. The committee also comprises of former Pakistan skippers Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq and will advise the PCB chief on all cricketing matters in the country.
The cricket committee chairman has stated that he will make his recommendations to the PCB chief.
“I have spoken to Ehsan Mani, the final decision will of course be his but I will give him the suggestion. Whatever suggestions I give, it will not be out of personal interest. I will only suggest those things that will help make Pakistan better on or off the field,” he stated.
Sarfraz and Pakistan are currently involved in a three-match T20 series against New Zealand in the UAE.
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