Afridi hails appointment of Sarfraz Ahmed as new T20 captain

KARACHI: Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday appreciated Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision of appointing confident and fervent Sarfraz Ahmed as Twenty20 captain.


The former T20 captain in his tweet lauded Sarfraz Ahmed by calling him energetic, passionate and a fighter.

Earlier, wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain after the latter resigned following a disastrous World T20 campaign in India recently.

“PCB is pleased to announce appointment of Sarfraz Ahmed as Captain of Pakistan T20 team. Sarfraz was appointed Vice Captain of ODI and T20 teams last year. He takes over the captaincy of the shortest form of the game from Shahid Afridi whose term as Captain came to an end after the ICC World T20 2016,” a media release from PCB said today.

Commenting on this development, PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan said, “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position. His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role”.