‘Sarfraz must be given time to settle as a leader’ says Waqar Younis

Former Pakistan captain and Head coach Waqar Younis has said that Sarfraz should be given time to settle with team and conditions as a captain to perform well in the future. Remember that Waqar resigned as the coach of Pakistan cricket team a few days ago and Sarfraz was made the captain of t 20 team after a disappointed performance in world t20


Former Pakistan head-coach Waqar Younis said that Sarfraz Ahmed’s selection as the new Twenty20 captain will not generate a intense improvement and has urged the backers to give the wicketkeeper time to found himself as a leader.

Sarfraz was named the T20 captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) soon after.

“Now Pakistan have named Sarfraz Ahmed as captain for T20s. Don’t expect that he will come and perform miracles,” said Waqar in an interview.

“Captaincy adds a lot of pressure. We need to allow him time to settle,” he added.

Remember that 44 year old Waqar has worked as a coach of Pakistan team two times and four different captains in 2010 to 2011 and 2014, namely Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali.

“My relationship with Misbah was excellent, because he has a great temperament for cricket,” said Waqar.

“When you sit with him, he can talk about cricket for hours.

“I think when you are a captain, you need to absorb a lot of things from the coach,” Waqar added.

“I also had a great relationship with Salman Butt and if that unfortunate [spot-fixing in 2010] situation had not happened, perhaps neither Misbah nor Afridi would have been captains,” he said.

Waqar, who picked 373 Test wickets for Pakistan, on the other hand, maintained his views on Afridi.

“Shahid Afridi’s drawbacks as a captain are for everyone to see. He’s got a temperament issue,” he said.

“He cannot sit for too long to highlight things or absorb things and then go and implement them.

“Misbah, on the other hand, is a more settled person. He absorbs things, makes plans and executes them – this is what you do