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Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, has lost his reputation as a good captain because his team, Quetta Gladiators, has not been doing well in the last four seasons and is currently at the bottom of the table in PSL 8. Sarfaraz led Pakistan in 13 Tests, 50 ODIs, and 37 T20I matches. This means he has lost his previous success and good image, called “lost glory.”
Lost Glory: The downfall of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s impressive captaincy record
The records of Sarfaraz Ahmed show that he was a great captain. Some of his achievements as a captain are as follows.
- Won the u19 World Cup for Pakistan in 2006.
- Won Champions Trophy for Pakistan in 2017.
- Won PSL 4th edition for Quetta Gladiators in 2019.
- Lead Pakistan Team to No.1 T20i Position in ICC rankings.
In addition to numerous other records, Sarfaraz holds the longest winning streak in T20 cricket.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was once a top-performing captain for the cricket team, is now experiencing a Lost Glory due to his poor performance in the last four seasons of the Pakistan Super League. Despite being a great captain, he seems to be under pressure and unable to lead his team effectively. However, in a recent test match against New Zealand, he showed promising leadership skills by displaying clear intent with his field placements while standing in as the on-field captain. Nonetheless, he is still struggling as a captain in T20 cricket.
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Lost Glory: Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Recent Performance as a Player
|Gladiators vs Kings||29||T20||6 Mar 2023|
|Gladiators vs United||3||T20||5 Mar 2023|
|Gladiators vs Qalandars||27*||T20||2 Mar 2023|
|Gladiators vs United||41||T20||24 Feb 2023|
|Gladiators vs Qalandars||16*||T20||21 Feb 2023|
|Gladiators vs Zalmi||39||T20||20 Feb 2023|
|Gladiators vs Kings||5||T20||18 Feb 2023|
|Gladiators vs Sultans||2||T20||15 Feb 2023|
|Pakistan vs New Zealand||78 & 118||TEST||2 Jan 2023|
|Pakistan vs New Zealand||86 & 53||TEST||26 Dec 2022|
Despite experiencing a Lost Glory in T20 cricket, Sarfaraz Ahmed has made a fantastic comeback as a cricket player in Test cricket. He was recently named man of the series in his first international test series appearance after 2019, highlighting his impressive performance.
Sarfaraz Ahmed and Quetta Gladiators’ Fall: Management or the Captain’s Responsibility?
For the past four seasons, Quetta Gladiators have been finishing at the bottom of the tournament, leading to critics blaming Sarfaraz Ahmed for their Lost Glory. However, in my opinion, it is not solely Sarfaraz’s problem, but rather a management issue. The team has relied heavily on foreign players and has not picked proper teams. For instance, they relied on Sri Lankan spinner Hasaranga in this season, who later refused to come because he wasn’t allowed a NOC from the board. Another problem is that the management of Quetta operates like a local club, as highlighted by their ex-player Shahid Khan Afridi. To improve their performance, they need to change their management and adopt a modern style of cricket.
Lost Glory of Sarfaraz: Coach Moin’s Criticism
The coach of Quetta Gladiators, Moin Khan, openly criticized the team’s captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, for their fourth consecutive failure to qualify for the playoffs. After their loss to Multan Sultans, Moin said in a press conference that Sarfaraz needs to perform better in T20 cricket or be replaced by a younger player.
Moin Khan criticized Sarfaraz Ahmed for not performing well in T20 cricket. He suggested that Sarfaraz needs to improve his game or step aside as a young player. Moin regretted letting go of Rilee Rossouw and Azam Khan as they are performing well for other franchises in PSL. He released Azam Khan to give him a chance to play as a wicketkeeper, but Sarfaraz was already filling that position in Quetta Gladiators.