Sarfaraz Ahmed Steps Down From Quetta Gladiators Captaincy
Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarfaraz Ahmed, has decided to step down from his role as the captain of the Quetta Gladiators, a mere four days ahead of the commencement of the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 9).
Recent reports indicate that Rilee Rossouw has been appointed as the new captain of the Gladiators, with Saud Shakeel serving as the vice-captain for the team. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s decision to relinquish the captaincy reportedly came after a suggestion from the team’s coach, Shane Watson. However, Sarfaraz will continue to contribute to the team as a player during the upcoming PSL 9.
Earlier, Nadeem Omer, the owner of Quetta Gladiators, shared with the media that Sarfaraz Ahmed had expressed a personal desire to take a break from the captaincy role. This development comes in close proximity to the start of the tournament, introducing a change in leadership for the Gladiators.
It is worth noting that under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy, the Quetta Gladiators clinched the PSL trophy in 2019, marking a significant achievement for the team. As Sarfaraz transitions to a different role within the squad, the team’s dynamic and strategy will undoubtedly experience shifts under the new leadership of Rilee Rossouw.
The decision to step down as captain just before the commencement of the PSL 9 adds an element of surprise and anticipation to the Quetta Gladiators’ journey in the tournament. The team’s performance, now under the guidance of Rilee Rossouw, will be closely observed by fans and cricket enthusiasts alike, as they navigate through the challenges of the competition with a fresh leadership perspective.