Dean Jones expresses pride for Sahibzada Farhan

Dean Jones expresses pride for Sahibzada Farhan

Farhan represented Punjab in the Pakistan Cup and notched 263 runs.

Dean Jones
Dean Jones. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Pakistan are scheduled to tour Zimbabwe for a T20I triangular series versus Australia and the hosts. Thereafter, the Men in Green will take part in the 5-match ODI series, which starts from July 13 in Bulawayo. The T20I series gets underway on July 1 with the first match to be played between the hosts and Sarfraz Ahmed’s bunch of boys.

Yesterday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the 16-man squad for the T20Is and included a number of youngsters who performed well in the domestic circuit. Sahibzada Farhan, the Charsadda-born player also got his opportunity to don the national colors. A couple of days ago, he showed discontent of being left out of the squad for Pakistan’s matches against Scotland.

Farhan- A bright talent

However, he also sounded confident of being eventually selected. The 22-year played for the Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and rubbed shoulders with the likes of veterans in Misbah-ul-Haq, JP Duminy, and Luke Ronchi. He didn’t play many matches but caught the eyeballs of the selectors. Farhan represented Punjab in the Pakistan Cup and notched 263 runs at an average of 65.75.

In one of the matches versus Balochistan, he racked up 155 runs while opening the batting and helped his team chase down a mammoth 365 set by the opponents. Balochistan’s bowling attack consisted of experienced campaigners like Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir and youngster Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Meanwhile, the United franchise was delighted by Farhan’s selection and they posted about the same with a message which read, “Another #ISLU player makes the Pakistan squad. @SahibzadaFarha4, we’re proud of you larkay! #PlayLikeASheru #UnitedWeWin”

Here is the franchise’s post

Dean Jones, a former Australian cricketer, was also jubilated by Farhan’s selection and he lauded them for their impressive shows. He took to Twitter and wrote, “So proud of the boys! Winning Championships is fun… but when young men get selected for their Country.. this is the ultimate”

Here is Jones’ post

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