Sarfraz felt 'fear' after reporting alleged illegal approach

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has spoken of the "fear" he felt after reporting an alleged illegal approach from a bookmaker during the one-day international series against Sri Lanka.

Sarfraz on Wednesday confirmed that he contacted the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the approach was made. 

The Pakistan skipper said he was left "scared" despite following the necessary procedures.

"Whatever happened, it is done and I did what I was supposed to do," Sarfraz said on the first Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

"I wasn't frightened after informing [the ICC and BCCI]; in fact, I was more scared watching myself on TV.

"I was discussed on TV so much that at some stage I started to feel fear. But by the grace of Allah, everything is getting back to normal.

"When you are going into a series you need to be normal and everything is going good so far."