Sarfaraz Ahmed had refused to play 3rd T20I against England: Report

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Srinagar, Sep 8: The report in major Pakistan sports channel has said that former Pakistan skipper and now out of favour wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed had refused to play in the third T20 match for Pakistan against England in Manchester last week.

The report has been made out by Geo Super and they further said that Sarfaraz played only after being motivated by Pakistan head coach Misbah ul Haq, batting coach Younis Khan and T20 skipper Babar Azam.

Report said that Sarfaraz ran out of patience when the management decided to play him in the final match of the T20 series after keeping him on the bench for the entire tour.

At this, Sarfaraz had expressed “deep” reservations and refused to play the match, only to be persuaded to reconsider upon the think tank’s guarantees, report said.

Report in Geo Super further said that when Head Coach Misbah ul Haq was asked about same during press conference he said that former skipper didn’t refused to play but expressed his reservations.

“I would also have done if I were in his position, ” Misbah said.

The head coach further said that “any player can have concerns when given the final match of a tour and that’s what Sarfaraz also had.”

“He had pressure that if things don’t go his way then he could be in trouble,” Misbah said. 

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