Sarfaraz Ahmed’s best time in the colors of the Pakistan cricket team came during the 2017 Champions Trophy, when he led his team to a winning run. Under Ahmed, Pakistan defeated the Indian cricket team in the final to win the title. Ahmed, now 35, has played 49 Tests, 117 ODIs and 61 T20Is for Pakistan over a span of 14 years. He last appeared in an international game in November 2021 when he played in a T20I against Bangladesh. He has, however, been playing regularly in the domestic cricket and the Pakistani Super League in recent times.
Now a video has gone viral on social media where Ahmed can be seen being knocked down by his five-year-old son Abdullah. A huge crowd has gathered for street cricket and young Abdullah is told by a gentleman to play against his father. After being upset, Ahmed is seen smiling.
Watch: Sarfaraz’s son knocks him down
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Earlier, Sarfaraz said he doesn’t want Abdullah to pursue cricket as a profession.
“Abdullah is passionate about cricket. But I don’t want him to become a cricketer,” Sarfaraz said in an interview on a local media channel.
“Actually, being a cricketer, I went through a lot of things that I don’t want Abdullah to face. It’s human nature. Being a cricketer, I want my brother or my son to be selected immediately. Otherwise, it hurts.”
Pakistan has had a brilliant last few years in the 50+ format. Other than the blip against England away, they have faced all comers and emerged victorious, including 2-1 series wins over Zimbabwe and South Africa.
They beat Australia by the same margin when they came to visit Pakistan for the first time since 1998. West Indies had no chance against Pakistan as they went wild 3-0.
This period of brilliance passed under the leadership of Babar Azam, who set an example for Pakistan in all game formats.
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