PCB reacts to viral video involving Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel

'For how long will I continue to be of use to you?' Shakeel questioned Sarfaraz in a viral video

December 06, 2023
Many speculate that  there is some kind of differences between the two - PCB

KARACHI: A viral video of former Test captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and middle-order batter Saud Shakeel has been making rounds on the internet.

Many speculate that the duo is arguing over something and there is some kind of differences between the two, however, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied the reports.

"There is no truth in the news regarding Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel's viral video," the Pakistan team's spokesperson said.

"Saud and Sarfaraz were just joking around and discussing their physio and trainer. They share a respectful relationship, hence the talk about differences is baseless," he added.

"For how long will I continue to be of use to you?" Shakeel questioned Sarfaraz in a viral video.

Sarfaraz retorted, stating, "You won't be of any use to me. To begin with, I never instructed you to do anything. I never requested you to make a swap. I swapped with the person I intended to."

Shakeel countered, saying, "You still made the swap, so I was beneficial to you."

Remember, the Pakistan squad is on the tour of Australia for the three-match Test series. They are playing a four-day practice game against Prime Minister's XI in Canberra.

Shan Masood starred on the opening day where the stylish left-hander scored an unbeaten century to guide his side to 324-6 at stumps on Wednesday.

Masood scored 156 runs in 235 balls with the help of 13 fours and a six. After deciding to bat first, Pakistan lost opener Imam-ul-Haq early as the left-hander edged one to wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson on the bowling of Jordan Buckingham after scoring nine runs.

However, Abdullah Shafique and Masood added 58 runs for the second wicket before the former was dismissed by Mark Steketee after scoring 38 runs.

Star batter Babar Azam, who came in after Shafique’s dismissal, notched up 40 runs in 88 balls with the help of five fours. He added 92 runs for the third wicket with Masood.

Wicketkeeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed also played a brisk knock of 41 runs in 47 balls with the help of six fours.

Saud Shakeel and Faheem Ashraf scored 13 and 17 runs, respectively.

Jordan Buckingham was the pick of the bowlers for the home side with figures of 3-63 in 17 overs.