Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has played down the talk that he holds anything against veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.

Speaking during a virtual press conference ahead of the start of Pakistan Super League season 6, the Quetta Gladiators skipper shed light on his recent Twitter beef with the 40-year-old. 

“There is no bad blood between the two of us. Hafeez is a senior player and will always have my respect,” said Sarfaraz. 

The row started when wicket-keeper batsman responded to middle-order batsman Hafeez remarks about Mohammad Rizwan. 

After the first T20I between Pakistan and South Africa, where Mohammad Rizwan scored a century, Hafeez took to Twitter to praise the 28-year-old and let his opinion known that despite the good performances, he is not considered number one wicket-keeper.

The Champions Trophy-winning captain replied to the all-rounder that every player who has represented the nation has been number one in their respective position. 

“Whoever has played for Pakistan has always been number one for the country" and respected accordingly,” Sarfaraz tweeted.

“We are all behind Rizwan and wish that he plays many more amazing innings for our beloved country,” he concluded in his tweet.