Whether Wasim Akram likes it or not, Sarfaraz Ahmed bats for ‘Karachi special’ biryani
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is not convinced about Akram’s reservations.
Updated - Apr 12, 2019 8:50 am
Pakistan’s fortunes in ODI cricket have only gone downhill ever since they won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017, beating arch-rivals India in the final. They have lost against a number of top teams and their latest outing against Australia saw them getting hammered 0-5. The loss left the supporters and a number of former Pakistan cricketers disappointed although it was being said the Men in Green did not field a number of their frontline players.
The Pakistan squad for the upcoming World Cup is likely to be announced next week and the side will travel to England to play in a bilateral series against the hosts ahead of the mega event. Pakistan have already shortlisted 23-man probables and they are set to attend a fitness camp to be held in Lahore on April 15 and 16.
Can’t compete with champions by eating biryani, says Akram
However, fitness has come up as a new concern as former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that the players were still being served biryani ahead of the tournament and opined that such a diet will not help them to compete with the best on the world stage. A diabetic himself, Akram has always been known for his disciplined approach towards fitness and his long survival on the highest stage despite his ailment has been an example to follow for many.
A few days ago Wasim Akram "Pakistani players are still being served biryani and you cannot compete against champions by feeding them biryani"
Today Sarfaraz Ahmed "I like the typical Karachi wali Biryani and I also like Beef Korma with sheermal bread" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 11, 2019
However, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is not convinced about Akram’s reservations. The wicket-keeper-batsman who did not play in the ODI series against Australia of late, said recently that he liked the typical “Karachi wali Biryani” and also “beef korma with sheermal bread”. It may be mentioned here that Ahmed hails from Karachi and played for teams like Karachi Dolphins and Karachi Harbour.
Pakistan haven’t won a World Cup since 1992 when Imran Khan, the country’s current prime minister, led them to lift their maiden title in Australia. Akram was adjudged the man of the match in the final against England. He was the captain when Pakistan made another WC final in 1999 in England but they were thumped by Australia in the final.