Sarfaraz Ahmed once faced the wrath of fans, who demanded his retirement from cricket, moments after Sri Lanka humiliated Pakistan to a 3-0 drabbing at home. A second-string Sri Lanka side scripted history as they clean-swept the three-match T20I series against Pakistan in the latter’s own backyard. Pakistan are the World No 1 team in Twenty20 Internationals but their performance against an inexperienced Sri Lanka drew criticism with former Pakistani internationals and supporters alike hitting back at the Sarfaraz Ahmed led side for the woeful performance on home turf. Sarfaraz was, however, subject to special treatment by the fans, who picked on him for his poor captaincy and disastrous batting performance. Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score.
Sarfaraz, who in the past has been the fans’ favourite trolling victim, was heavily roasted on social media for his inconsistent performances. The 32-year-old, who batted at No 4 throughout the T20I series, scored only 67 runs in three T20I innings, which included six boundaries and one maximum. In the third and final game of the series – with the series already decided – Sarfaraz came into the crease with Pakistan comfortably placed at 76/2. The hosts needed another 71 runs from 48 deliveries to win the final T20I match and salvage some pride. But the Pakistani skipper scored run-a-ball 17with just one boundary and Pakistan went to lose the match by 13 runs.
Fans Demand Sarfaraz Ahmed's Retirement
— hamzakaleem (@hamzakaleem5) October 9, 2019
Sarfaraz Ahmed Does Not Deserve to Be in Pakistan Team
SARFARAZ DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE TEAM.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) October 9, 2019
Sarfaraz Ahmed Retire!!
Fuck off Sarfaraz... Retire today!
— Adeel Azhar (@adeel_azhar) October 9, 2019
Change or Leave
— Shahaan Malik (@Shahaan__malik) October 9, 2019
Question Over Sarfaraz Ahmed's Inclusion
Big question mark over Sarfaraz’s place in this XI. He does really need to perform, especially if he bats at 4. And batting lower would be an abdication of responsibility #PAKvSL
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) October 9, 2019
— Asim Raja (@AsimRajaz) October 9, 2019
Time to Bid Goodbye
Whitewashed at home vs SL in T20Is
Whitewashed in SA in Tests, lost to NZ in UAE
World Test Championship & T20 World Cup next
Mohammad Rizwan scoring centuries
Last match for Sarfaraz as captain & player? 🤔#PAKvSL
— Zaid Hassan (@CricHassan) October 9, 2019
Cricket Not His Cup of Tea
I think Sarfaraz should pack his bags and go home cricket is not his cup of tea
— Talha Ali Akhtar (@talhaAliAkhtar) October 9, 2019
— Masood khan (@Masoodk17712367) October 7, 2019
A Better Batsman Than Sarfaraz?
— Jameel Baloch (@JameelB10246370) October 5, 2019
Sarfaraz in Post-Match Interview
— BihariBabu (@mayanksledger) October 5, 2019
Forcefully Trying to Include Him
— 🇵🇰™ پکیاں رپوٹاں (@The_truth_099) October 5, 2019
The List Could Continue
Players that should stay away from Pakistan team forever:
— 𝒊𝒃𝒏 𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒂𝒒𝒂𝒕 (@ibn_e_liaqat) October 5, 2019
— ZaiNN (@zainwastaken) October 5, 2019
The Run-Rate Increases, Meanwhile Sarfaraz
Sarfaraz looking at RR going over 11. pic.twitter.com/Yh5PksEQ7q
— Hassan (@iahassan9) October 5, 2019
Oh God this is humiliating for Sarfaraz.
— Naveed Nadeem (@naveednadeem91) October 9, 2019
His captaincy was also scrutinised by the fans after a disastrous caught review in the same match when replays showed that the ball had missed the bat by miles. Sarfaraz, who had been trolled for yawning during a World Cup game against India, has also faced backlash for backing the inclusion of exiled cricketers Umar Akmal and Ahmad Shahzad. Both the players disappointed in the two they played, with the former scoring ducks in both the games.
Sri Lanka, who were blanked 0-2 in the three-match ODI series, thrashed Pakistan 3-0 in the T20I series despite missing a pack of their regular stars. The second-string Lankan side batted first in all the three games and successfully defended in all the matches. The Dasun Shanaka-led team won the first game by 64 runs and followed it by 35 and 13-run victories to script history.