How many times we have seen Sarfaraz Ahmed lose his temper on his teammates. It certainly doesn’t look good on camera but Sarfaraz believes that it’s just his style and whatever happens stays on the field and doesn’t affect his off-field relationships with the players.
Sarfaraz, who is the captain of Quetta Gladiators, was seen getting angry on many occasions in the PSL 6 before the tournament was postponed due to Covid-19. In an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Sarfaraz clarified that he was disappointed with the team failing to grab the opportunities.
“It is just my style (to be expressive). During crunch time, and when you are not doing well, it is important to avail all the opportunities that come your way. But all these things (getting angry) happen on the ground, nothing is taken off the field. Everything is normal once we come out of the ground.”
Quetta Gladiators had a real struggle in the first leg of PSL 6 and lost four of their five games. When asked about the reason for their below-par performance, Sarfaraz said that the team did well but the fielding let them down.
“If you look back at the five matches, we did reasonably well, but the major factor that let us down was fielding. We were really poor in that department. We missed catches and run-outs at important times and that was a major setback, which is why we lost so many matches.”
The former skipper hardly gets an opportunity to play for Pakistan, mainly because of the staggering performances by Mohammad Rizwan. However, Sarfaraz is not disheartened by the lack of opportunities and is happy to be part of the Pakistan set-up.
“There is nothing to be disheartened about. My aim when I am with the Pakistan team is to improve my skills and fitness as much as possible. Irrespective of whether you are playing or not, when you are part of the team, you get a chance to interact and learn from top coaches. We have Misbah-Ul-Haq, Younis Khan and we also get a chance to work with Mohammad Yousuf sometimes. So we get a lot to learn from these great players. I always try to keep on learning and, even when I play PSL games, I try to implement what I have learnt and do my best on the field.”
Ahead of the second leg of PSL 6, Quetta Gladiators were dealt with major blows as two of their primary pacers Naseem Shah and Anwar Ali were ruled out of the remaining matches. While PCB banned Naseem for violating the COVID protocols, Anwar Ali tested positive for the Coronavirus.
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