Sarfaraz had instructed head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, earlier than the match that he did not want to play.
“He didn’t refuse to play, but yes, he had reservations and apprehensions over being asked to play in the last match of the tour,” Misbah instructed Geo News channel.
“If I had been in his position I would have felt the same way. A player does feel apprehensive and uncertain if he is told to play in the last match of the tour after not playing in earlier matches,” he added.
Misbah stated the group administration, comprising batting coach Younis Khan, T20 captain Babar Azam and himself, assured Sarfaraz that he was of their scheme of issues for the longer term and that one match is just not going to make a lot of a distinction.
“After we had a candid discussion with him over his reservations, he played without apprehensions.”
Sarfaraz did not get to bat however within the closing overs, in a stress state of affairs, he was seen advising Azam.
According to reviews, Sarfaraz turned apprehensive the second he was instructed he was within the enjoying XI for the ultimate T20, which Pakistan received, as he had skilled for 3 hours within the nets with out figuring out he was to play and had gotten drained.
Sarfaraz, who was unceremoniously eliminated as captain and participant final yr after Misbah had taken over as head coach and chief selector, was picked for the lengthy England tour because the second wicketkeeper, after Muhammad Rizwan.
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