Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi, who resigned from his position, took to Twitter on Tuesday to welcome the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) move of appointing wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as the new captain.
Afridi, in his tweet, highlighted the traits that Sarfraz possesses which will help him in leading the Pakistan T20I side.
PCB appoints Sarfraz Ahmed new T20I captain
Good decision to see @SarfarazA_54 leading PAK T-20 he is energetic, passionate and a fighter!— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 5, 2016
Meanwhile, other cricketers, including Pakistan ODI captain Azhar, Ali felicitated the 28-year-old on being sworn in as the new captain.
Congratulations @SarfarazA_54 for being appointed as Pakistan t20 captain.👏👏👏 best of luck brother 👍👍👍— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) April 5, 2016
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Congrats @SarfarazA_54 on ur appointment as T20 captain. Good wishes with u n prayers that u lead Pakistan to lots of success inn Shaa Allah— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) April 5, 2016
Fans were also happy to see Sarfraz at the helm of the T20I team.
Wow. Sarfraz Ahmed is a Hafiz also. Quite outstanding. Good for Pakistan cricket to lead..— Shahnawaz (@iamshaah5) April 5, 2016
Every sensible cricket fan is happy for Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan's T20 captain. Those who're not, they don't know about cricket.— Mian Omer 🇵🇰 (@Iam_Mian) April 5, 2016
Sarfraz Ahmed is Pakistan's latest T20 capt......— Amir Sohail (@ItsAmirSohail) April 5, 2016
Seventh to do so after Inzamam, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Misbah, Afridi & Hafeez
Sarfraz Ahmed appointed new Pakistan T20 captain: Damage control efforts by PCB. Where was PCB sleeping before WORLD CUP?— Ijaz Sheikh (@Ijaz51990) April 5, 2016
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let's hope Sarfraz Ahmed is the better choice for our cricket— Asma Siddiqui (@aquasid14) April 5, 2016