Twitter Reactions:- Sarfraz Ahmed gives up his wicketkeeping gloves to bowl a couple of overs

Twitter Reactions:- Sarfraz Ahmed gives up his wicketkeeping gloves to bowl a couple of overs

Twitter was quite enthralled to watch Sarfaraz playing a new role

Sarfraz Ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There was an interesting incident that took place during the Pakistan-Zimbabwe encounter in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe had already given up in their run-chase as it was way out of their reach. Just when it seemed that the game was all dull, the crowd witnessed something exciting in the midst.

Pakistani wicketkeeper captain Sarfraz Ahmed donned the ball in his hands as Fakhar Zaman took up the wicketkeeping gloves. With 150 runs required from three overs, Sarfraz could’ve afforded to get hit for six sixes and yet cause no damage to Pakistan’s chances.

In what was the 48th over of the Zimbabwe innings, Sarfraz bowled with a cap on. Showing off his skills as an off-spinner, the skipper conceded just six runs in the over bowling to Elton Chigumbara and Peter Moor. He came back in the last over again only to get smashed for a six on the very first ball.

However, he recovered well giving away only three runs in the last five balls. Pakistan went on to win the game by an astounding margin of 131 runs as they whitewashed Zimbabwe 5-0. Earlier, Pakistan who elected to bat first got themselves off to a stupendous start. While Fakhar Zaman went on to score 85, Imam Ul Haq completed his century.

Fakhar in the process also became the fastest to reach 1000 runs in ODIs. However, it was Babar Azam who was the star batsman of the day with a splendid inning of 106 in 76 deliveries. Pakistan went on to post a massive total of 364/4 in their quota of 50 overs.

Twitter was quite enthralled to watch Sarfraz playing a new role. His figures of 2-0-15-0 weren’t that bad and the fans had something entertaining to watch in the end. We may well get to witness the captain don the role again in the future if an opportunity arises.

Here we have some of the tweets as Sarfraz tried to lead the charge with the ball