Manchester: Former cricketer and current national team’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said he also carried drinks for the players during his captaincy tenure.
Speaking to reporters after day 2 ends at Old Trafford, Misbah answers to social media debate related to Sarfaraz Ahmed who came into the field during the play carrying water and shoes.
“It is very common and I don’t think this was an issue for Sarfaraz either. Even I carried drinks for the team against Australia when I was captain but didn’t play that particular match in which I was the 12th man,” said Misbah.
It must be noted here that a picture went viral on social media in which Sarfaraz can be seen giving water to Shadab Khan and Shan Masood who were at the crease.
Ex captain Sarfraz Ahmad bringing water for for junior Shan Masood. this is bad manner from the management. They should know the protocol of senior. Instead They have a lot of options of the junior in 16 member team. pic.twitter.com/RSJjDWhlgE
— Iftikhar Ahmad (@Iftikha15590866) August 6, 2020
People were having mixed opinions as some thought it was disrespecting the former skipper while others pointed out how great players such as Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Ricky Ponting also carried drinks for their team.
People with limited mind thinks sarfaraz >> sir Bradman
Sarfraz >> Rickey ponting
Sarfraz >>>> Sachin
Koi kam chota ni Hota chota bsss apka zehn hai 🙏🏻#Sarfaraz pic.twitter.com/ybmf33YTUW
— Umair Bashir عمیر بشیر (@umairbashirGNN) August 6, 2020