Azhar Ali & Babar Azam Just Replaced Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed And It's Started A Lahore Vs Karachi Debate

By Sarmad Amer | 18 Oct, 2019

Azhar Ali and Babar Azam are in, Captain Sarfaraz is out

Ever since Misbah ul Haq became the head coach and chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team, his moves are making noise. First it was his decision to ban biryani for the team, then he was panned for the controversial inclusion of Umar Akmal and Ahmad Shahzad in the series against Sri Lanka. Now there’s a new controversy over the sudden news of replacing the captain of the cricket team.

 

In a shocking, but maybe not-so-surprising move, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam just replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captains of the cricket team

Azhar Ali has become the ODI and Test captain while Babar has been selected as the captain for the T20 format.

 

Naturally, the decision to replace Captain Sarfaraz has caused a massive storm among fans of the game

 

There are those who are happy because of the recent lack of good performance on Sarfaraz’s part as a leader of the cricket team

 

Others are actually pretty sad for him being replaced by Azhar Ali and Babar Azam

 

Many are particularly angry at the removal of Sarfaraz from T20 captaincy because his performance has been pretty decent

 

People are even pulling up his T20 performance charts to make their case

 

But most controversially, people are debating that this decision to replace Sarfaraz with Ahzar Ali and Babar Azam was motivated by Karachi vs Lahore mentality

Azhar Ali and Babar Azam are from Lahore while Sarfaraz is a Karachi-born. With Misbah being from Mianwali, which is a Punjabi city, people are thinking that this decision may have been motivated with ethnic divisions in mind.

 

The city war is fast becoming very toxic

 

What are your thoughts about the replacement of captain  Sarfaraz? Is this a Karachi vs Lahore thing or is this just because Sarfaraz wasn’t performing so well anymore? Sound off in the comments below.

 

 


Cover image via: tribune.com.pk / dailytimes.com.pk / skysports.com

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