LAHORE: Since his appointment as Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed has enjoyed success across different formats. Having led the his side to an impressive win in the ICC Champions Trophy against India in the final, he has made a name for himself in Pakistan cricketing history. Yet, he has come under fire for his side’s performance in the series down under against New Zealand. Former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan is leading the line of critics stating that he needs to perform a lot better.
However, the wicket-keeper batsman hasn’t been among the runs for his side. The 30-year-old lost his sheen with the bat. His average in ODI cricket has dropped to 34. Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Monday has advised current skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to start producing individual performances if he wants a guaranteed place in the team.
Younis has his say
Pakistan’s performance in New Zealand has been miserable. They have lost the ODI series and are 4-0 down in the series. Younis said that Sarfaraz needs to make decisive improvements to his game since he has an extra responsibility on his shoulders as the team’s captain. He said “He needs to concentrate on his own game and improve quickly. As a captain, you have added responsibility since the level of your individual performance may have an impact on the performance of the rest of the team.”