Leading team members on PCB social media have warned both the players over the debate. According to PCB sources, the team management and PCB officials expressed displeasure over the discussion on social media between Muhammad Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed and gave a clear message to both the players not to get involved in disputes through statements.
Sources said that after a clear message from the cricket board, the manager of the national team contacted the two players and put an end to the discussion between them.
It should be noted that Mohammad Hafeez, popularly known as Professor, is currently out of the team while the former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is in the team but is not part of the final XI.
The discussion between the two players on social media started when Mohammad Hafeez congratulated Mohammad Rizwan on scoring a memorable century in a tweet and said sarcastically that he congratulated Rizwan on scoring a century in T20. You are a shining star, it is amazing how long you need to prove that you are the number one wicket-keeper batsman in cricket of all formats in Pakistan, I am just asking.
Reacting to Mohammad Hafeez’s tweet, former wicketkeeper-batsman and captain Mohammad Sarfraz also responded on Twitter saying that Hafeez Bhai, Imtiaz Ahmed, Wasim Bari, Taslim Arif, Saleem Yusuf, Moin Khan, Rashid Everyone who has represented Pakistan so far, including Latif, Kamran Akmal, and even Rizwan, has been number one and respected in the country. We are all with Rizwan.—APP