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What did Sarfaraz Ahmed say about Rameez Raja, Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam?

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For 4 years he has been out of the Pakistan crew. The earlier PCB chief Rameez Raja reportedly mentioned his tenure as a Pakistan participant was all however over. And when he lastly received an opportunity, beneath new regime and beneath the insistence of Shahid Afridi the selector, Sarfaraz Ahmed notched up the runs, together with a match-saving hundred within the second Test towards New Zealand.

Inevitably the Rameez Raja query propped up within the press convention. “Rameez had said your tenure as a player was over. And under a new daring selector Shahid Afridi you got your chance, what do you have to say?”

Sarfaraz Ahmed’s press convention following the drawn Test in Karachi.#PAKvNZ | #TayyariKiwiHai

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 6, 2023

Direct, loaded with the chance to hit again however Sarfaraz shoulders arms. He doesn’t take Rameez’s identify, simply nods his head when the query was requested, after which mentioned: “I just tried to play whatever cricket I got, domestic … I moved with people who gave me good guidance, even in media. I got good support from my family and well-wishers,” Sarfaraz mentioned.

Then he turned his consideration to Shahid Afridi but additionally introduced up Babar Azam.

“When Shahidbhai (Shahid Afridi) took over, he called me and said I will be playing. Babar Azam also told me during practice that I will be playing. I have played cricket with Shahidbhai, he has been seeing all the things that occurred.”

🎥 🆕 entry on the honours board 👏#PAKvNZ | #TayyariKiwiHai

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 6, 2023

“All that occurred,” is the one reference he would make for the occasions transpired.

A query was requested to Sarfaraz about captaincy. Again just about loaded. The reporter referenced the 20 minutes Sarfaraz captained within the Test in absence of Babar and mentioned, “the team looked different under him … Is he ready to take over captaincy?”

A monumental effort ✨#PAKvNZ | #TayyariKiwiHai

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 6, 2023

Sarfaraz regarded up, leaned ahead to say: “Babar Azam is the captain now and until he is the captain, we should all support him.”

Elsewhere Afridi has already mentioned that he’s “very happy for Saifi”. And added, “Mohammad Rizwan is our main player in T20 and ODIs. I repeat, he is the main player in that format. I don’t want to mix formats. We have to keep some for Tests, some for White ball. Sarfaraz for Tests.”