Pakistani fans criticize PCB: The Pakistan Cricket Board offered an apology after fans didn’t appreciate post for sacked captain.
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked from the leadership roles across formats after the team’s below par performances in the recent times. In addition to his captaincy, Ahmed was also struggling with the bat in hand which made the selectors drop him from both the Test and T20I squads.
Top-order batsmen Azhar Ali and Babar Azam have been made the captains of the Test and the T20I teams. In a statement, PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) announced that the ODI captain will be announced in “due course of time”.
Ahmed, 32, was at the receiving end of severe criticism from Pakistani fans and media both during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka where Pakistan were whitewashed by a fairly inexperienced T20I side.
Pakistani fans criticize PCB
Post Ahmed getting sacked, the criticism got directed towards the PCB for one of their Twitter posts was believed to be derogatory for the Pakistani captain. In a video, Ahmed was seen leaving a group of Pakistani players who were enjoying his exit.
Fans were under the impression that the same was done against Ahmed on purpose. Fans expressed their anger to an extent that the cricket board offering an apology was deemed unacceptable.
The PCB apologies for this post and accepts the timing of it was wrong. This was a pre-planned post as part of the one-year to go #T20WorldCup promotional campaign. The timing of this post clashed with the captaincy announcement for which the PCB offers its regrets.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 18, 2019
Oh really? Apologies? Wrong timing? Is a two-year old running this official account? I, for one, would really like to know this! And then people say, there are no ulterior motives going on in PCB against any player. Pathetic!
— ہُما (@mysteriouslywow) October 18, 2019
all officials of the pcb should also get sacked for not being professional and not doing their work right. pcb should sack 2 khalifas waqar & misbah who will ruin the team again as they did before. pcb should give some damn respect to their captains.
— DKY (@danialovic) October 18, 2019
Only captain who brings champions trophy ….only captain who help pakistan to become no 1 in t20….after Misbah’s appointment this was on the card….rizwan has already been tested at international level nos of time….he can only score in side and domestic matches…pathetic
— Syedahsan (@Smahsanhashmi) October 18, 2019
Are the pcb’s media mad??…..ye kisi ko bhi respecct nh dyty
— Asadullah (@Asadullah_141) October 18, 2019
PCB should regret about bringing back Misbah and waqar two so called legends alrrady messed up 2T20 and 2-50 over world cups .
— soban (@sobanrajput) October 18, 2019
It actually showed the real situation of how lobby in pcb deals with players from Karachi
— Usman (@khan_usman) October 18, 2019
— Sab Malik#Freekashmir (@white_bi2452) October 18, 2019
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