Sarfaraz Ahmed Became a Captain by Accident: Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistan fast bowler and member of 1992 World Cup-winning campaign, Aaqib Javed has bashed Sarfaraz Ahmed’s poor captaincy, following the team’s humiliating loss against India.

Sarfaraz’s captaincy has come under severe criticism from all quarters considering the team’s poor World Cup campaign.

Since 2015, Sarfaraz has been struggling for his place in the team. He became a captain by accident as the boards make changes after every World Cup

The former bowling coach has said that Sarfaraz does not know how to lead his side and that he became a captain by accident. He is of the view that the captain cannot even justify his place in the team owing to his average batting skills.

Talking about the team’s poor run since the Champions Trophy 2017, he said:

Since the 2017 Champions Trophy final, Pakistan has done nothing. They even lost to Australia and New Zealand in the UAE. As a captain, he can’t demand anything in front of chief selector Inzamamul Haq and Head Coach Mickey Arthur.

The 46-year-old ruled out Pakistan’s chances for the top 4, saying that it looks like a 12-points tournament and Pakistan can’t get to 12 points. He predicted his 4 semi-finalists while hoping to see an England-India final.

It is very clear: Australia, New Zealand, India and England. I want to see an England-India final.

Pakistan are still to play 4 matches. If they manage to win all 4 and with plenty of luck, they can still make it to the semi-finals, however, the chances are bleak.


  • Dear aqib very sad to hear such comments from you. The captain who won chAmpios trophy and lastly PSL needs better mistake. He needs to work on his fitness but he is better player than you and has served country more than you.

  • Mr. Aqib please look at yours own shortcomings , whether in 1992 world cup hadn’t been won accedently by the prays of whole nation in Holly month. Correct yourself don’t figerout / single out any one where whole members of the team are responsible equally.

  • Dear Mr Aqib we really respect u despite if the fact that since start of PSL u r a coach of Lahore Qalandars and under ur catching up team remains at Tue bottom if the table does ur position justifies sadly Mr Rana how he bears u..

  • Aqib is not a better cricketer but he’s correct here. But imp thing about sarfraz, he’s a 20 over captain with 7 bowler option. 2ndly, pakistan cricket is down due to excessively selfish players, dumb team selection, confidence and skill damaging coaches, and above all, lack of talent and passion.

  • By accident…..
    Dear Mr Aqib bhai, he is the obvious choice for captaincy no is there who can lead Pak team right now.
    Under his Captaincy Pakistan won under 19 WC and then CT 2017….
    I am angry because of captaincy style during WC but this is also the Managment responsibility to tell his flaws


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