CAPE TOWN: Reports have emerged that Sarfraz’s criticism on the bowlers has cost him their anger.
The national skipper who, in the post-match presser on Sunday, blamed the bowling attack for yet another defeat and said that “difference between the [bowling] pace was a vital reason [of defeat]”.
“Our [average] bowling speed was 130 [km/h] while proteas bowled at 145 [km/h]. We bowled much better in the first Test,” he said.
Reportedly, bowlers opined that the “wins are to their credit solely [given the substandard batting performance] and the captain should refrain from passing such discouraging remarks”.
It was further reported that the dressing room atmosphere became unpleasant after the criticism.
Earlier, rumours emerged that Sarfraz might step down as the captain however they were refuted later.
“There is no authenticity in the news,” team management clarified.
Pakistan surrendered the series by losing the second Test as well by nine wickets. The third and final Test will start in Johannesburg on Friday.