While Sarfraz Ahmed is facing criticism for his leadership skills, the Pakistan cricket team captain has found support from former team India skipper Sourav Ganguly. Following Pakistan’s two back to back defeated against traditional-rivals India, Sarfraz has been the target of many former cricketers and fans. The wicketkeeper has struggled with his batting and captaincy alike. However, Ganguly bevies that cricketers like Sarfraz are rare and he is a great captain as well. Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan Wicket-Keeper Mohammad Shahzad Reports Match Fixing Approach
"Sarfraz is a great captain and cricketers like him are not born every day. He is a courageous player and the way he captained the team during the Champions Trophy last year was impeccable," Geo TV quoted Ganguly, as saying.
The former Indian cricketer also requested Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to support and encourage the wicketkeeper-batsman as according to him he has not that bad as a captain. Meanwhile, Pakistan have registered wins against Hong Kong and Afghanistan and failed to even put up a fight against Rohit Sharma-led India. Asia Cup 2018 Leading Run-Scorers: List of Batsmen With Most Runs in Asian Cricket Tournament.
In the group stage match against India, Pakistan were outplayed by eight wickets and then the Super Four round match, Pakistan were handed a nine-wicket crushing defeat by the rivals.
While India have already qualified for the 2018 Asia Cup final, Pakistan and Bangladesh are in contention for the vacant place. The two sides face-off in the last match of Super Four round and the winner will proceed to play final against India on September 24.