Saturday Feb 13, 2021
Retired fast bowler Mohammad Amir has come out in support of Sarfaraz Ahmed in the former skipper's Twitter tiff with veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.
Amir, who has a history with Hafeez dating back to the latter's opposition of Amir's rehabilitation back into the national fold, weighed in after Sarfaraz hit out at Hafeez for rubbing current Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan's success in Sarfaraz's face.
"Babu you are also a number one wicketkeeper- batsman in Pakistan and you were the captain in whose leadership the team was number one in T20," Amir wrote.
"On top of everything was the Champions Trophy so you are the pride of Pakistan. Big respect. People just have to say things so enjoy bro."
Hafeez had taken a veiled dig at Sarfaraz on Thursday following his century in the first T20I against South Africa. Instead of keeping it limited to appreciation, he had added: "I wonder how long you will need to prove that you are the number one wicketkeeper-batsman in Pakistan in all formats of the game.”
After sitting on that tweet for almost two days, Sarfaraz, in the wee hours of Saturday,
"Hafeez bhai Sb, whoever has played for Pakistan from Imtiaz Ahmed, Wasim Bari, Tasleem Arif to Saleem Yousuf and from Moin Khan, Rashid Latif to Kamran Akmal and even Rizwan right now has always been number ONE for the country and have been respected accordingly," he tweeted.
"We expect nothing but positiveness coming from an international player who has played so many games for Pakistan."