Published On: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016

Sarfraz dominates on field: Rashid Latif


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Pakistan’s vigorous 3-0 T20I series triumph on world champions West Indies has seriously overwhelmed pundits, who have gathered special honor on Captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s capability to direct the team also to complimentary the all-round show by the Men in Green.

Ex-captain Rashid Latif stated that “Sarfraz is a born leader. His domination on the field shows and he has great camaraderie with his players,” Rashid Latif further stated that the wicketkeeper has what it gets to direct the team in the further two formats also.

Later than loud triumphs in the initial two T20Is in Dubai previous weekend, Pakistan accomplished the series whitewash with one more compelling conquest — eight-wicket win — at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Stadium Tuesday night.

In the entire three games, the bowlers muffled the West Indian batsmen whereas the batting line-up seemed in control on pitches that apt the hosts’ style of play.

And Latif was tremendously overwhelmed with the show regardless of the weakness of the West Indian line-up that was majorly under strength.

Latif stated in an interview that “The West Indian team lacked quality, especially with the unavailability of their senior players and the last minute change in the coaching staff — Phil Simmons removal,” he further added “Yet Pakistan should be admired for their performance since they conquered each of the three games and never relinquished their grip on the visitors.”

Latif furthermore noted that the batting line-up, direct by the veteran Shoaib Malik, appeared in absolute control. He said “Malik made full use of his experience. It is certainly a gigantic success to playing international cricket for the period that he has; his stance was refreshing. I would too want to applaud Babar Azam for his astral show in the series.

Ex-Test batsman and selector Shoaib Mohammad, who strongly witness Sarfraz extend his game and captaincy credentials for his department PIA, thinks that the 29-year-old’s traits to direct from the facade have the approach to him naturally.

Shoaib added that “Sarfraz has gone from strength to strength; he has inborn leadership traits besides being a loud batsman,” Shoaib further continued that “He bats freely which helps him with his captaincy tremendously.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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