Shan Masood’s decision to play Sarfaraz over Rizwan
Speaking to the media after the trophy ceremony of the upcoming Test series against Australia’s PM XI, Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood confirmed his decision to replace Mohammad Rizwan with Sarfaraz Ahmed as his batter. Shaun did not prefer Mohammad Rizwan, who has been a regular member of the Pakistan cricket team in all formats, as the Test captain said Sarfaraz had performed well in domestic cricket and in the last Test series against Sri Lanka.
Statistics in Australia.— ZAINI???? (@ZainAli_16) December 5, 2023
Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 232 runs at an average of 38 in just 8 innings, that too 6 years ago.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 177 runs at an average of 44 runs in 4 innings in 2019, besides he looked very confident in the T20 World Cup in Australia, he plays short… pic.twitter.com/Xa6IabSDYc
I will never understand the sarfaraz over rizwan decision..— sun dus ???????? (@dwSundus) December 5, 2023
As a result, social media users were left shocked and disappointed by Shaun Masood’s decision, with some wondering why a permanent player was not selected to play.
Others were confused as to why there were two well-performing wicketkeeper batsmen at number one in the team, thus creating unnecessary differences. Furthermore, a video of the heated argument between Sarfaraz and Saud Shakeel has also gone viral on social media, causing a wave of concern to spread among fans about the team’s surroundings.