Srinagar, Aug 11: Taking a tough stand former Pakistan skipper turned cricket expert Ramiz Raja has suggested former Pakistan skipper and now a second choice wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed to take a graceful retirement from Test Cricket.
Raja has suggested this unexpected opinion even though Sarfaraz Ahmed is still part of Pakistan cricket team during their ongoing England tour.
Speaking on a YouTube channel, Ramiz said Sarfaraz should have taken retirement from Test cricket after being removed from captaincy.
“Sarfaraz should have taken retirement from test cricket after captaincy. He should have focused more on white-ball cricket in which he has the potential to do well,” Raja said.
“For me, you better take retirement gracefully after captaincy. Because from captaining a side to sitting on the bench is not an easy task for a player, especially for a player like Sarfaraz who has represented Pakistan in all three formats,” he added.
Sarfaraz was removed from captaincy and dropped from the team too in 2019 after poor form. He recently made a comeback for an ongoing England tour as a second-choice wicket-keeper.