Sarfraz loses sleep after Pakistan's abject Asia Cup showing

Disappointed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has revealed he lost sleep for six days during his team's flop at the Asia Cup.

Pakistan lost their must-win game against Bangladesh by 37 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, meaning they failed to qualify for Friday's final in Dubai.

Bangladesh will face defending champions India in the final.

Pakistan lost both their games against arch rivals India — by eight and nine wickets — while narrowly beating Afghanistan by three wickets.

Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's humbling Asia Cup exit

Sarfraz said the pressure of captaincy and not scoring runs led to some disturbed nights.

“Look, the pressures of captaincy are always there,” said Sarfraz. “Pakistani captains, whoever they are, always have pressure. Obviously when you aren't performing and the team is losing then there is more pressure. The truth is that if I say I haven't slept for the last six nights nobody will believe me, but... this is part of life and it will go on.”

Sarfraz, who was appointed captain for all three formats last year, urged the authorities not to take any hasty decisions.

“I will say again we don't need to press the panic button. We need to back the players who have been doing well in the recent past,” said Sarfraz, who managed just 68 runs in four matches.

“My performance isn't good so the team lost. The team lost because of me. I should've performed as a captain but I didn't and we lost because of that.”

Time to fix mistakes

Sarfaz, who has been playing all three formats since the World Cup 2015, said it was up to the selectors to decide whether he should be rested.

“This is not my job, this is the job of the selection committee and the PCB. Let them decide. I gave you an answer, it is not my job. My job is to play, I will play. I will keep playing.”

Sarfraz said with next year's World Cup still eight months away, there was time to correct mistakes.

“World Cup is far (away) and we have to play so many series,” said Sarfraz.

Before that Pakistan play 20 one-day internationals against New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and England.

“We have to look at the various mistakes we committed. Our middle order comes on the new ball and that is why it struggled. We should not lose early wickets so we should work on that.

“It is alarming that we lost confidence during the Asia Cup. If you talk about the Champions trophy of the last year then we lost the first match to India badly, but then we lifted the trophy,” said Sarfraz of Pakistan's win in England last year.

Pakistan play Australia in two Tests, starting in Dubai from October 5.



~ Shop by Category ~


Mens Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Latest Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Fashion Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Belts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Cufflinks Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Wallets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan Mens Wester Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Export Stock Lot & Export Leftover in Pakistan  Mens Winter Collection 2019-2020  Mens Hoodies & Jackets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Jeans Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pants Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens T-shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pakistani Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear & Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pajamas Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan
Ladies Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Latest Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Womens Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Handbags & Purses Online Shopping in PakistanLadies Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Latest Designs & New Arrival  2018 Collection Pakistani Dresses in Pakistan  2019 Collection Pakistani Dresses Designs  Abaya & Hijab Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Kurti Online Shopping in Pakistan  Original Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Replica Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Stitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Unstitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Designer Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Eid Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Engagement Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mehandi Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nikah Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Party Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Walima Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Wedding Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Chiffon Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Embroidered Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lawn Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Linen Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Net Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Satin Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Silk Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Velvet Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Indian Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Summer Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Ladies Winter Collection Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie New Arrival 2019-2020 Collection  Ladies Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bikini Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Panty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Panty & Thongs Online Shopping in Pakistan Bra by Color  Bra by Size  Bra by Types - Types of Bra  Body Shaper Online Shopping in Pakistan  Camisole Online Shopping in Pakistan  Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nighty Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Nighty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Body Stocking & Leg Stocking Online Shopping in Pakistan  Tights Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan