Fitness level is one of the biggest issues in the present Pakistan national cricket team. Recently, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has faced the question about his weight and he revealed his present weight.
The success of a team in the present era of cricket is a lot of depended on the team’s fitness. Meanwhile, Pakistan have recently failed to achieve success in international cricket and their fitness is one of the major issues.
2017 was a special year for Pakistan in recent time as Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after beating India in the final of that tournament. Moreover, in 2016, Pakistan led the ICC Test rankings for two months before India regained that position.
These successes brought a big hope for the Pakistan fans that started to believe their new achievement during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, soon the golden period was gradually faded away.
The Pakistan national cricket team has miserable experience in this calendar year (2019). Before the CWC 2019, they only managed to win three matches out of 20 full matches in this year. Against the big teams like Australia and England, they failed to win at least one game in that period.
In CWC 2019, Pakistan started their tournament in a miserable way. Though they performed better in the late moment, it was just late for them to qualify for the semifinals. Many blamed Pakistan players’ fitness for those poor performances. During the crucial moments of the matches, their body languages were not even encouraging.
I haven’t reduced weight, I have reduced my fat levels – Sarfaraz Ahmed
Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has changed the Head Coach. Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has recently replaced Mickey Arthur for the Head Coach post. Besides that, Misbah is also playing the chief selector role.
After joining in his new role, Misbah has first put the strict restriction on the food habit of Pakistan players. With this action, he has spread a clear message to the Pakistan players on their fitness status.
The reporters have recently asked Sarfaraz Ahmed about his weight. Weight has a high relation to fitness. The Pakistan captain revealed that he had reduced fat levels but the weight was still the same.
Sarfaraz said according to Pak Passion, “I haven’t reduced weight, I have reduced my fat levels. The weight is the same.”
Pakistan is now looking for the fresh journey. They have just started their international cricket journey in the post-CWC 2019. While Pakistan is currently hosting the limited-overs series against the inexperienced Sri Lankan side, the hosts have already won the three-match ODI series by 2-0.