Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is very vocal on the field and lets his body language do the talking. In the recently concluded T20 match played against New Zealand which they unfortunately lost, Sarfraz had many heated moments as captain and one of them was when he got into a heated argument with pacer Hasan Ali.
In the second T20I, when Hasan Ali was being hit for runs, Sarfraz came up trying to talk to him but was ignored by Hasan Ali. This incident has become the focal point of discussions surrounding Sarfraz’s leadership. But the man himself played down the incident during a TV interview, insisting such incidents shouldn’t be blown out of proportion as the team understands his intentions.
“Whatever happens in the ground, I don’t do it deliberately. Neither at club level, Under-19 or first-class. Yes, I get a bit too involved in the match. Some people like it, some don’t. I try to make sure my style (of functioning) remains the same). These things happen sometimes but the players are very understanding and they don’t mind it” Sarfraz told Pakistan’s Samaa TV.
Subsequently, Sarfraz denied of any rumors of rift between himself and Hasan Ali. “Whatever happened with Hasan Ali, it was a matter of a couple of minutes and ended there. I spoke to him later on as well. There is no issue. It finished then and there and I hope it won’t happen again. Hasan is a team-man and puts his heart and soul into it,” Sarfraz added.
After the T20 series victory over New Zealand Pakistan achieved the best ever T20I international rankings as they topped the spot.