Following Pakistan?s humiliating defeat in the five-match ODI series against Australia, former skipper Moin Khan has lashed out at Azhar Ali, saying the latter doesn?t deserve to be a captain.
The 45-year-old stressed that Ali should have first cemented his spot in the squad rather than directly being made the captain.
?Azhar was inducted in the team directly as captain and I have always opposed this decision. He should have first secured his place in the team and then he should have been made captain. He didn?t deserve to be captain,? the Express Tribune quoted Moin as saying of Ali. Also read- Sachin Tendulkar lone Indian in Graeme Swann’s All-time XI
Moin also recommended that T20I captain Sarfraz Ahmed should be asked to lead the side in all the three formats.
?Sarfraz has the potential to do well in all three formats as captain,? said Moin while echoing the words of another former captain, Shahid Afridi, who had claimed that Sarfraz is ready to lead the Pakistan in all three formats. Also read- Sachin Tendulkar overcame a batting flaw – thanks to a waiter!
Meanwhile, the former captain also said that he is ready to serve the country?s cricket in whatever way the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) deems fit.
?I am always available to serve the national team and am ready to take any responsibility given to me by the PCB,? he added.
Pakistan are currently sitting at the eighth position in the ICC ODI Rankings with 89 points – two behind Bangladesh and two ahead of the West Indies.
Hosts England and the seven highest-ranked sides on the ICC ODI team rankings as on September 30, 2017, will qualify directly for the event, to be held from May 30 to July 15, 2019.