Sarfaraz Ahmed Backed By Azhar Ali After Missing Stumping

Sarfaraz Ahmed Backed By Azhar Ali After Missing Stumping

Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sarfaraz Ahmed the former Pakistan captain found an ally in current Test skipper Azhar Ali, who described himself as a follower of the wicket-keeper batsman and provided support to the wicket-keeper batsman. His comments came after the former skipper took to Twitter to post a cryptic tweet in Urdu.

Sarfaraz Ahmed’s tweet was probably in response to the criticism he received after missing an easy stumping of England all-rounder Moeen Ali in the 3rd and final T20I at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan, England's tour
Sarfaraz Ahmed. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Backed Azhar Ali Previously And He Returned The Favor

Sarfaraz Ahmed had also backed Azhar Ali after his captaincy was blamed for Pakistan’s loss from a strong position against England in Manchester in the first Test. He was given an opportunity to play in the third T20I against England, did not get to bat but was trolled on social media for missing stumping chance.

Azhar Ali
Azhar Ali (Image Credit: Twitter)

MoeenAli was batting on 7 when Sarfaraz Ahmed failed to stump the left-hander. The mistake nearly cost the match for Pakistan as he went on to hit 61, taking England close to the 191-run target. Pakistan, however, won the match by 5 runs which helped them level the series 1-1 and end the tour on a high note after losing the Test series 2-0.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Finally Selected In XI In 3rd T20I But Could Not Prove His Worth

Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was kept away from the playing XI as Pakistan preferred Mohammad Rizwan in the Test series and in the first two T20Is, has been constantly facing criticism from social media ever since he was caught yawning during the World Cup in 2019.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. Image Credit: Getty Images.

He was sacked from captaincy and was dropped from all three formats after a string of below-average performances in October last year. Azhar Ali was appointed the Test captain and Babar Azam took over the T20 reigns from him.

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