ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed Twenty20 skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday said he was optimistic about taking on the challenge of leading the Pakistan side.
Wicket-keeper batsman said that it was an honor for him to lead Pakistan’s Twenty20 team.
“Representing Pakistan as a player itself is a big achievement for any individual, but to lead the team was a real honor,” said Sarfraz Ahmed while talking to private media.
“I will try to live up to the expectations of nation and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),” he said.
He said that he would try to take advantage of experience of Shahid Afridi.
“I haven’t seen a bigger star than Shahid Afridi in my cricket career,” he said.
Sarfraz Ahmed said that he was thankful to the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan for appointing him the captain of Pakistan’s T20 side.
Sarfraz Ahmed thanked the Almighty for this achievement. “It is a big day for me as a cricketer. Captaincy is a difficult task.”
The new captain said that he would try to build a good Twenty20 side.
Responding to question, he said that his experience of leading Quetta Gladiators would be beneficial for the team.
Former skipper Shahid Afridi said it was a good decision to appoint Sarfraz as Pakistan T20 captain. While, Rameez Raja said Sarfraz Ahmed should be appointed as Test and ODI captain as well.