Zaheer Abbas urges Sarfaraz Ahmed to quit Test captaincy

“It is difficult to be the captain in all three formats these days,” says the Asian Bradman.

By Web Desk
September 17, 2019
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Batting legend Zaheer Abbas on Monday urged Pakistan captain Sarfaraz to relinquish Test captaincy in favour of Babar Azam.

Abbas, as per Daily Jang, addressed an event in Karachi where he said that “it is difficult to be the captain in all three formats these days.”

The man dubbed the Asian Bradman endorsed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to retain Sarfaraz as the skipper in ODIs and T20Is but said that Azam would be the better choice for the longest format.

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Abbas also criticised the dual role as well as the length of the contract awarded to new head coach and chief selector Misbahul Haq.

“In a way Misbah has become the PCB chairman,” he said. “The logic of awarding a three-year contract is also unfathomable. Contracts should not exceed two years. 

"Had the contract been extended later based on the performance then there would not have been anything wrong with it.”