Sarfraz plays down controversy over surprise T20 omission against Sri Lanka

Karachi, Aug 04 : Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has played down the controversy surrounding his surprise omission from the just-concluded two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.

The 28-year-old said that he was just happy that the team won the T20 series and improved its international rankings, adding that he had no issues if he was rested because of team requirements, the Dawn reported.

Sarfraz opined that he was not a part of the tour selection committee and insisted that his job was to give his best performances whenever he plays.

The wicketkeeper’s exclusion from the T20 series didn’t go down too well among cricketing circles in Pakistan as the PCB was forced to issue a statement seeking explanation from the team management.

Pakistan sealed the two-match T20 series after defeating Sri Lanka in the second match by one wicket, before winning the preceding Test series 2-1 and clinched the one-dayers 3-2 in the island nation. (ANI)