Harsha Bhogle has been arguably the best commentator of India and certainly one of the best in the world due to his sound and in-depth knowledge of the gentleman's game. Apart from commentary and expert analysis, Bhogle also gives his opinions about the game and players on social media as well. Sometimes, it has been received well by the fans but at the same time, he has faced backlash on many occasions as well. Now, the 'Voice of Indian Cricket' has given his opinion about Sarfaraz Ahmed the 'Captain' and 'Cricketer' after he was sacked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from captaincy.
After PCB sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed from Pakistan's Test and T20I captaincy, Harsha Bhogle took to the micro-blogging site and wrote that maybe captaincy was not his cup of tea but he had always rated Sarfaraz as a cricketer. The veteran commentator then went on to add that there will be huge pressure on Babar Azam who is the best T20I batsman after he has been appointed as the captain in the shortest format of the game.
Read Harsha Bhogle's tweet here:
Maybe captaincy wasn't his cup of tea but I always rated Sarfaraz as a cricketer. Huge pressure now on Babar Azam, already the best batsman, now captain too in limited overs cricket.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 18, 2019
The PCB decided to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed from the captaincy of the game's longest as well as the shortest format. Azhar Ali will now lead Pakistan in Tests while Babar Azam has been named the new T20I skipper. Babar is currently the top-ranked T20I batsman while the Men In Green are the number one T20I team in ICC rankings. Ahmed, who was appointed as Pakistan's T20I captain after their disastrous ICC World T20 2016 campaign led Pakistan to the summit of the ICC rankings the shortest format of the game with 11 consecutive series wins. However, it seems that he had lost his mojo as Pakistan failed to win a single T20I series this year. Their unbeaten run was halted in an away series against South Africa earlier this year and they suffered their second straight defeat in the 20-over format at home against Sri Lanka recently.