Wales, UK (Staff Report): Pakistan team captain Sarfraz Ahmed stunned the audience with his splendid performance along with Mohammad Amir in the must-win match against Sri Lanka who took the team into the ICC Champions Trophy's 'final four'.
The young captain looked very excited after the incredible victory. He expressed his hopes for victory in the next encounter with England at Cardiff in the semi-final scheduled for Wednesday.
The captain said while talking to media after Pakistan’s incredible victory that the young team demonstrated their capabilities, adding that the players need support from everyone back home.
He further said that the team has proved that they can give positive results.
The captain also appreciated the disciplined show of bowlers who restricted Sri Lanka to 236 runs. He also lauded Fakhar for providing a good start.
He said, “Fakhar did very well today and so did our bowlers. I am happy with them.”
Nevertheless, Sarfaraz admitted that the middle order’s performance is a matter of high concern for him but he also assured that the team will fight hard because it regains its momentum and rhythm.
Sarfaraz said that luck was on also Pakistan's side since Sri Lankans dropped as many as three catches, including two of him.
“I think Allah helped us too,” he said, before highlighting that Aamir's show was brilliant. "Even I felt the pressure, but Aamir was outstanding and kept up with the momentum."
“England is stronger and I am aware of it, but we have regained our rhythm at the right time and it will be a good game against England,” he said.
The skipper said, “The last time we met England at this venue, we had chased over 300 runs. I am hoping to repeat it on Wednesday.”