Stay strong, we’ll bounce back: Sarfaraz backs Azhar after first Test loss

Sports Report

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has shown his support to current captain Azhar Ali after losing the first Test against England at Old Trafford, Manchester.

“Bhayya stay strong, InshaAllah, we will bounce back Pakistan zindabad,” Sarfaraz tweeted for Azhar Ali.

The 35-year-old Azhar has been under immense criticism from fans and former national cricketers on his captaincy after losing the first Test from a winning position. England defeated the visitors by three wickets.

“It will hurt the Pakistan team and the cricket lovers in Pakistan,” former captain Wasim Akram told Sky Sports.

“Winning and losing is part of cricket, but I think our captain missed a trick quite a few times in this game, as far as his leadership is concerned,” he added.

It must be noted that Pakistan will now travel to Southampton, where the remaining two Tests will be played.

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