In an official announcement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday, Sarfraz Ahmed will be holding the charge as T20 captain of Pakistan Cricket team.
Commenting of this development Chairman PCB said “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position. His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role”.
Ahmed will be playing role as Pakistan T20 captain now onwards, coming as successor of Shahid Afridi, the wicket-keeper/batsman has so far played 21 T20I’s.
It is pertinent to mention here that from last year Sarfraz was designated as vice captain of ODI and T20 cricket teams of Pakistan, and now after Afridi’s resignation as captain he’s brought in to lead by the PCB.
Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain on 3rd April, in the press released he said,“I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition.”
Sarfraz Ahmed also showcased his captaincy skills well in the debut Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February this year.
Quetta Gladiators were the underdogs in PSL but Ahmed’s brilliant captaincy drove the team to the finals, where unfortunate QG couldn’t repeat it against Misbah-ul -Haq’s Islamabad United.