Babar Azam is the future of Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz became the second captain after Imran Khan to help win Pakistan an ICC 50-over trophy.
Updated - Sep 5, 2017 4:39 pm
Pakistan constructed a win that many will never forget for the years to come. They beat India in the Champions Trophy finals in June when the odds were heavily stacked against them. Post that win at the Kennington Oval, PCB have successfully invited a World XI team to play 3 T20s in Pakistan in a bid to bring international cricket back in the country.
The success the cricket frenzy nation has got in the last three months; Sarfaraz Ahmed’s contribution has virtually gone unnoticed. His astute leadership paved the way for the historic win in London. Sarfaraz made his international debut in 2007 and has played under a few captains. On asked to compare Shahid Afridi and Misbah Ul Haq, Sarfaraz answered diplomatically.
“I played under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi and both had different styles of captaincy,” said the 30-year old stumper while talking on TV as per Pakpassion.
‘Dhoni managed big names with expertise’
Being a wicket-keeper batsman, it is almost natural that Sarfaraz has a special liking of MS Dhoni, who has done the job for 9 years for India. “MS Dhoni is one captain who managed his team, which had some big names, with great expertise,” he pointed out.
Babar Azam is hailed as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket. All of just 22, Babar boats of an ODI average of 53.88 after 31 games, scoring 1455 runs and 5 centuries. The right-hander has scored these runs at a fair clip – 88.55 and looks hungry for more. Sarfaraz acknowledges the rich talent and ability Babar possesses and said he is the one for the future.
“Babar Azam is the future for Pakistan. He is one batsman who can carry the team by batting at different positions in T20s for example,” opined Sarfaraz.
Surely, the youngster has a game to adapt to any situation and doesn’t mind being shuffled in the batting order. He contributed a brisk 46 in Pakistan’s triumph at The Oval batting at No. 3. Pakistan would want him to keep working on his game to evolve further.