Shoaib Akhtar had, in no uncertain terms, pointed out Sarfaraz Ahmed’s lack of fitness and weight gain hampering his agility behind the stumps after Pakistan’s crushing loss against West Indies in their first match at the World Cup. Despite the team’s outstanding comeback against England a few days ago, fans are unimpressed about their captain’s wicket-keeping skills and trolled, not just him, but also the coach for giving him a ‘school level’ practice session.
Ahead of Pakistan’s encounter against Australia, the Twitter handle of Pakistan Cricket shared a video of Sarfaraz taking catching practice from the coach (seemingly Mickey Arthur).
Watch the video here:
However, most of the netizens felt it was like a ‘school level training’, ‘too easy’ and asked if it was a 'practice or a joke'. The Twitterati expressed that he should’ve been made to practice diving and flying catches, since he was struggling to move around and even quipped that the reason the coach was not giving him diving catches was because he was aware he wouldn't dive.
Here’s what the netizens wrote in the comments section of the video:
Pakistan plays Australia at Taunton on Wednesday.