PCB chief calls Sarfaraz Ahmed,assures support

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With Pakistan Cricket team under serious pressure after their humiliating defeat against arch rivals India in the match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has made phone call to skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed assuring him full support.

As per report in news.com.pk, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani phoned Sarfaraz Ahmed on Tuesday and assured him that the entire nation stands by the team.

Mani added that the nation expects an improved performance from Pakistan in the upcoming matches of the showpiece event.

The PCB chairman told Sarfaraz not to divert his attention from the game by giving attention to “baseless news stories” and asked him to keep calm and lead the team to better performance in the upcoming matches, the report added.

The development comes after the Pakistan skipper had warned his teammates of possible backlash after loss to India.

“If anyone thinks that I will go home, then it is their idiocy. If God forbid something unfortunate happens then I won’t be the only one going back home,” Pakistani media outlet, ‘thenews.com.pk’, quoted Sarfaraz as saying.

Pakistan, with three points from five games, are placed ninth in the table. They will next face South Africa in a do or die clash for them on June 23 at the Lord’s.