Asia Cup 2018: Sourav Ganguly lends support to under-fire Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan will next play Bangladesh September 26 in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan defeated by India twice in the Asia Cup 2018 | AP

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has come out in support of under-fire Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, saying he is a great captain and cricketers like him are not born every day.

At the moment, Ahmed is facing severe criticism after Pakistan faced two heavy defeats in the ongoing Asia Cup in Dubai. 

Besides his captaincy, the wicket-keeper batsman has not impressed with the willow so far in the tournament, scored a slow 66-ball 44 with only two boundaries in Pakistan’s 9-wickets defeat on Sunday (September 23) in Dubai.

Ganguly said on Geo News programme ‘Pakistan-India Takra’, “Sarfraz is a courageous player and the way he captained the team during the Champions Trophy last year was impeccable.”

Ganguly further went on to explain that leading national side is a very difficult job, as he has served as the captain himself and knows how it impacts them when the team does or does not perform well.

He also advised the Pakistan Cricket Board and former cricketers to keep supporting and encouraging Sarfraz as “his decisions have played a key role in Pakistan’s recent matches.”

Ganguly signed off by saying that Sarfraz can only lead Pakistan team towards betterment at the moment, as the pressure always comes on every Captain and he has the ability to absorb it.

Pakistan will next play Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2018 Super Four final on 26 September in Abu Dhabi.

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 24 Sep, 2018

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