KARACHI: Former Pakistani captain Moin Khan thinks that national team management should carry a youngster instead of Sarfaraz Ahmed as a backup for in-form Mohammad Rizwan in the shorter format.
Speaking to ARY News exclusively, Khan said Sarfaraz had a great career but Rizwan is currently in top form so there is a need to groom a young wicket-keeper batsman in his presence.
“No doubt, Sarfaraz had a great career on his back but currently Rizwan is playing outstandingly. I think Sarfaraz should be a permanent part of the Test team following his immense experience and a youngster should be brought in as a backup for Rizwan in shorter format,” he stressed.
Talking about his son Azam, who received a maiden call in the national T20 Squad, Khan said he has grown up and knows how to make his career. “I treat him like a coach in Quetta Gladiators’. I scold him for his betterment and I want him to make the most of his exciting talent,” he said.
“I hope he makes a powerful entry at the international stage and tries to lift up the country’s flag higher,” a confident father said.
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The former cricketer said a tournament like Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a complete platform for players to prove themselves. “All the players have full chance to prove their worth and make their case stronger for the national team. PSL comes as an opportunity for players to showcase their skills and impress,” he shared.
“Positive pressure is good and players should take it. If they will not take that pressure, they will not perform. It is simple, if you perform, you get a chance to represent Pakistan,” he concluded.