Former Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed is no longer a regular feature in the Pakistan team. He last appeared in an international match in November 2021, when he participated in a T20I against Bangladesh. He has, however, appeared regularly in domestic cricket and the Pakistan Super League.
The 2017 Champions Trophy tournament win was the biggest success for the former Pakistani captain. Under Ahmed’s leadership, Pakistan won the title after defeating India in the final. Over the course of 14 years, the 35-year-old has played 49 Tests, 117 ODIs, and 61 T20Is for Pakistan.
Recently, Ahmed was spotted playing cricket with his five-year-old son, Abdullah. Abdullah is seen bowling to his father in a video that has gone viral on the internet. The five-year-old cleaned up Ahmed’s stumps with a good yorker. Sarfaraz was seen smiling after being bowled by his son.
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Sarfaraz previously stated that he does not want Abdullah to pursue cricket as a career.
“Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But, I don’t want him to become a cricketer. Actually, being a cricketer, I suffered many things that I don’t want Abdullah to face. It’s human nature. Being a cricketer, I want my brother or son to be selected immediately. Otherwise, it hurts,” he said during an interview with a local news channel.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s current captain Babar Azam has taken the team to great heights. The Men in Green have become a force to reckon with in world cricket. They currently rank third in ODI and T20I rankings. More recently, they whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in an ODI series at home. Before that, they had a brilliant 2-1 victory in the ODI series against Australia.
Australia visited Pakistan for the first time in 28 years on the historic tour. The all-format series turned out to be a great success. Australia won the Test series 1-0 and the one-off T20I match, while Pakistan won the ODI series by a 2-1 margin.