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Sarfaraz Ahmed's cryptic tweet keeps fans guessing

02 Feb, 2022
Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed plays a shot during the match against Multan Sultans in PSL 7 in Karachi. Photo: twitter.com/@thePSLt20
Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed plays a shot during the match against Multan Sultans in PSL 7 in Karachi. Photo: twitter.com/@thePSLt20

The Pakistani Twitteratti on Wednesday were left scratching their heads after Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed wrote a tweet about a “fixer” and the latter’s comments on intentions in cricket.

“Only God can save us when a fixer, who sold Pakistan while on duty, gives a lecture on intention [during the game],” Sarfaraz said in a tweet with the hashtag just saying, prompting netizens and fans alike, to try and figure out who the person mentioned in the tweet was.

And the Twitterati had some stellar guesses.

One person shared a GNN interview of former cricketer Salman Butt, who was found guilty of match-fixing. The channel was discussing the HBL PSL game, where Multan Sultans won against Quetta Gladiators by six runs.

To a question about unity on the losing side, Butt said, “I think the mindset changes a lot… earlier Sarfaraz was playing as the captain and a winning streak was continuing. The form was good, there was a positive mindset, and everything was flowing.”

He then went on to say that after hitting a purple patch, adversity rears its head and things do not work out as one intends. Butt was of the view that such situations test the leadership qualities of a player. “Now is the time where Sarfaraz has to stand out as a leader,” he said, adding that the former skipper was now playing in a new situation, an “uncertain situation,” where Sarfaraz’s inclusion in the team was doubtful.

Butt said: “Sarfaraz is fighting a fight within himself and until he wins that, he can’t have calmness and smoothness outside. Somebody needs to sit down with him and tell him this is also a phase of life.”

Another user asked the Quetta skipper what happened?

One of the users said please name the “fixer” as the country “had a lot of” them.

“Please delete the tweet,” wrote one user.

Some showed support to Sarfaraz.

One asked who the message was meant for

One came with a piece of advice to “stop giving so much attention to what’s going around”

Another urged the ex-skipper to focus on performance