KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and the star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has backed the 2017 Champions Trophy profitable captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to be given the prospect if his counterpart Mohammad Rizwan will get rested for the upcoming home collection in opposition to West Indies.
While talking on an area information present about Pakistan’s upcoming home collection in opposition to a depleted West Indian aspect, Afridi claimed that Sarfaraz deserves an opportunity if Rizwan is rested.
In response to a query from the hosts about Rizwan’s workload and the chance for Pakistan to check their bench energy, Afridi endorsed former captain Sarfaraz and referred to as him the second-best viable various.
“Sarfaraz should be given a chance if the selection committee selects him for the series. If Rizwan is rested and Sarfaraz is in the squad then I believe Sarfaraz deserves to play,” Afridi stated.
“Sarfaraz is the second-best choice in my opinion, and if he is a member of the squad, he should be given the opportunity first. I believe we should treat a player with this level of respect,” he added.
Afridi additionally opined about the potential for younger wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Haris making his ODI debut and being the second wicket-keeping choice for Pakistan after Rizwan by saying “It is too early for Haris.”
“Why are we in such a hurry for Haris? Let him play,” Afridi concluded.