Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has made a comment over the removal of Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captaincy of the national cricket team in all formats, The Express Tribune reported.
According to the details, when asked what he felt about the removal of Sarfaraz, MQM leader said: “It is wrong to remove Sarfaraz on the basis of bad performances in just two to three matches.”
He added that if Sarfaraz is being blamed for everything that happened wrong with the Pakistan team, then the blame of the “increased number of stray dogs and the ongoing epidemic of dengue in Karachi” should also be put on the former skipper.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday removed Sarfaraz as team captain after citing his degrading individual and leadership performances in all formats.
The board then appointed right-handed batsman Azhar Ali as the new Test captain, while Babar Azam was given the captaincy in the T20 format.
However, the announcement regarding the captain of the ODI format has not been made as of yet. As per PCB, it will be made in due course since the team is not scheduled to play any ODIs until July 2020.
Earlier, Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka in Karachi and Lahore in a landmark T20 and ODI series, but the return of international cricket was marred by the 3-0 whitewash in T20Is at the hands of a second-string Sri Lanka side.