Twitter ridicules Sarfraz Ahmed for drawing Fakhar Zaman’s comparison with Jonty Rhodes
The magnificent exhibition of fielding couldn't stop the captain from heaping praises on Zaman.
Published - Oct 28, 2018 2:27 pm | Updated - Oct 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Pakistan didn’t have a great time in the Asia Cup but came back to beat Australia in the Test series followed by the T20I series. Two matches in the 20-overs format have already been played and the Men in Green have been clinical, to say the least. In the meantime, Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistani captain, have compared left-hander Fakhar Zaman with Jonty Rhodes.
The southpaw has had some pretty lacklustre outings in the last few weeks, but he has somehow been able to make amends. After making his Test debut in the second match, he is currently playing the white-ball fixtures. The North-West Frontier Province-born player has only been able to score 25 runs, however, he has simply been outstanding in the outfield.
Sarfraz at the receiving end
He gave a glimpse of his stupendous fielding abilities in the second T20I at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He took a couple of good catches to send Aaron Finch and Alex Carey packing. Nevertheless, he grabbed eyeballs with his run-out of Ben McDermott. In the penultimate delivery of the 14th over by Shaheen Shah Afridi, the 28-year-old pulled off the blinder.
He leaped on to his right, got hold of the leather and threw down the stumps at the bowler’s end and he made the same look pretty effortless, which wasn’t the case. The more astonishing fact was that the fielder wasn’t even looking at the stumps. Following the jaw-dropping dismissal of the Aussie, Sarfraz Ahmed rushed to the opening batsman in order to give him a hug.
The magnificent exhibition of fielding couldn’t stop the captain from heaping praises on Zaman and he went on to draw his parallels with the legendary Proteas cricketer, who had redefined the concept of outfielding in his playing days. In the meantime, Twitter found Sarfraz’s comments hilarious and they trolled him left right and centre.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Clearly Sarfraz has never seen Jonty fielding https://t.co/S9RDhN71uD
— Waleed (@i_amwaleed) October 27, 2018
I don't understand the reason for a lame comparison of these two run outs. Jonty Rhodes was a specialist fielder known for his excellent fielding skills whereas Fakhar's was just a fluke!!! #PAKvAUS https://t.co/IHbh3kBlrt
— Irfan Jamil (@irfanaries) October 27, 2018
compareing Fakhar with jonty is nonsense because fakhar doesn't have done To cross the fielding effort of Jonty
— Ran Bahadur Khadka (@rb_xheetri) October 27, 2018
Kuch ziada hi ho gya captaan sahb.
— Muhammad Bashir Alam (@bashiralam01) October 27, 2018
runout galti se ho gaya wo bina dekhe ball pheka aur batsman ka bad luck tha bs kya.
— Gaus Akbar (@leearif58) October 28, 2018
Behtareeeeenn runout tha no doubt mgr ab zyada hogya 😏😏
— Marinah Khan (@MarinahKhan) October 27, 2018
Sarfaraz bhai kuch jyada lambi fek gye 😂
— Mrs. Shah Rukh Khan (@SRKkiSoni) October 27, 2018
— Sensational ASVR (@gambarimass) October 27, 2018
If sarfraz pleased with zaman fielding, let him appreciate, dont even say Jhonty can't do. He is poiner in fielding standards. Wake up lazy man!
— 🇮🇳 Mannaru 🇮🇳 (@Harish_SPE) October 27, 2018
Joke of the year
— Saurabh Manjhi 💛 (@saurabhmanjhi_) October 27, 2018
Sarfaraz Please don’t Joke🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Cricket Keeda❤️ (@Surana9Naveen) October 27, 2018