Published On: Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

Sarfraz’s men triumph receives praise from greats



The echoing triumph in the initial two T20I matches in opposition to the West Indies not just preserved a series victory for Sarfraz Ahmed’s men but moreover grossed them praises from a few of the greats of the game.

Sarfraz has begun his captaincy spell in the shortest format with three triumphs in three games, prevailing both of previous year’s World T20 finalists.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who succeeded the man-of-the-match honor for his gusty victorious 46, showed gratitude his teammates for an all-round attempt en route to a 16-run triumph on Saturday night.

Ahmed stated “It was a total team effort,” he explained “Conditions were hard as of the dew. The ball was slipping but we finished it well. Khalif Latif batted well, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nawaz impressed. I promoted myself and played positively. Credit also goes to Shoaib Malik for finishing the innings.”

Shahid Afridi, who was returned by Sarfraz in the captaincy load following a pathetically early World T20 exit in India, as well admired the team.

Afridi stated in an interview “Congratulations to the side, a brilliant all-round performance led to the series win and the entire team deserves this success which was set-up by a fine bowling performance,” he further added “The team gelled well together and combined to deliver a big win against the T20 world champions. Their performance was a treat to watch.”

Tauseef Ahmed, who is the Selector, was too overwhelmed by Pakistan’s performance but the ex-Test off-spinner thinks that the team can perk up additional by being much callous.

He told “It is an excellent team effort, we joint very well — the first game we chased at a canter and in the second one we defended the total admirably,” he added “There are still weaknesses; we required the killer instinct to an extent and permitted West Indies to make a comeback with the bat in the final few overs of both games.”

Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s Legend fast-bowler and ex-Pakistan head coach, in addition, stated his contentment at the triumph, hinting that the novel team lacking any big names was better than a ‘team of greats’.

Waqar stated in a tweet “Better to have a great team than a team of greats. Congratulations to PCB and Sarfraz and young determined team green, let’s make it 3-0”,


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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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