Sarfaraz Ahmed clean bowled by five-year-old son, video goes viral
"Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But, I don't want him to become a cricketer," said Ahmed.
Updated - Jun 22, 2022 10:54 am
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed got knocked over with a darting yorker by his five-year-old son Abdullah on a street, and the crowd went wild. In a video that has gone viral on social media platforms, the wicketkeeper-batter can be seen acknowledging his son’s brilliance with a smile as he gets beaten by pace,
The five-year-old cleaned the 2017 Champions Trophy winner up, and the racks that were used as stumps came down crumbling. On a different note, Ahmed earlier told that he does not want Abdullah to pursue cricket as a career option going forward although his son seems passionate about playing the sport. The 35-year-old reasoned that to be a cricketer, he suffered a lot, which he does not want his son to go through.
Here is the video of Abdullah cleaning up Sarfaraz Ahmed:
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I want my brother or son to be selected immediately: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ahmed added that it would hurt him if his family members would not be selected immediately if they were to be cricketers. “Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But, I don’t want him to become a cricketer,” said Ahmed in an interview on a local channel. “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 added.
For the unversed, Ahmed made his international debut in 2007 against India in an ODI. So far, he has appeared in 49 Test matches, 117 ODIs and 61 T20Is. He took over the captaincy of the national team in 2016 following Pakistan’s dismal performance in the T20 World Cup. He went on to become the captain in the other two formats the following year and also led Pakistan to a famous Champions Trophy glory in 2017, which was their first title win in an ICC ODI event since the 1992 World Cup.
Ahmed, in his three years stint as a Pakistan captain, led the team in 28 ODI wins, four Test wins and 29 T20I wins. He has also scored a total of 5,790 runs across formats at an average above 32.