The characteristics of a keeper batsman in the last 1980’s and 90’s – chirpy, safe pair of hands and handy with the bat. Sarfraz as a keeper is an embodiment of the glovesmen from the eras gone by. As a batsman though, he stays in the present. A busy bee at the crease, he loves to churn out runs at a fastish clip.
For a country who have had a strong lineage of keepers in the form of Wasim Bari, Moin Khan, Rashid Latif and Umar Akmal. Sarfraz has so far carved a niche for himself. He is street smart and thrives under pressure situations.
born on the 22nd of May, 1987. He was raised in the metropolis city of Pakistani, Karachi. He belongs to an Urdu-speaking family which means his ancestral history goes back to India who after partition, migrated to Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed is a top cricketer but he did not set his academics apart. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
He acquired his undergraduate degree from Dawood University of Engineering & Technology that is located in Karachi as well. Sarfraz Ahmed is also a Hafiz-e-Quran, by the grace of Almighty Lord. It is known that he learned the Holy Quran by heart by the age of 10. Sarfraz Ahmed is married to Syeda Khushbakht Shah. The couple has a son from this marriage, named Abdulla, who was born in February of 2017.
Sarfraz’s mission comeback looked to be on course when he hit 74 against Sri Lanka at Dubai in 2014. He averaged 71.20 over the next one and a half years to establish himself as the number one wicket-keeper of the side.
Sarfaraz Ahmed became a national icon in Pakistan after he led his team to a fairytale Champions Trophy victory against India in 2017. His next biggest challenge is the World Cup. If he can replicate Champions Trophy effort and win Pakistan the World Cup after 27 years then his stature in a cricket-frenzy nation will touch new heights, probably at par with Imran Khan.