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Sarfraz Ahmed

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.

Pakistan cricket team donates Rs3.2mn to dams fund

KARACHI: The Pakistan cricket team has donated Rs 3.2 million to help finance the construction of dams in the country.  During a media talk here, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed revealed that the cricket team donated Rs 3.2 million to the PM and CJ-Dam Fund. Underscoring the need for the construction of dams in the country, he said Pakistan and our future generations will benefit from them. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed all PTI chapters abroad and all those of other political parties to launch a ‘jihad’ to…

Sarfraz proud of young Pakistan team despite ‘disappointing’ defeat

LEEDS, United Kingdom: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted he was proud of his youthful side even after an innings and 55-run defeat at Headingley denied them a Test-series victory in England. That overwhelming loss, completed inside three days on Sunday, meant the two-match campaign ended all square at 1-1 following what Sarfraz said was Pakistan's "perfect" nine-wicket victory in the first Test at Lord's. Defeat left Pakistan still looking for their first Test series success in England since 1996, when…

Rising Pakistan aim series whitewash

LEEDS: Pakistan had come to the United Kingdom to learn and progress as a new Test combination and had aimed to learn even if they lose against a formidable and experienced England team. On Friday they will start as favorites to clean sweep England in a short two-match series and jump from seventh in the Test ranking to fifth following their surprising yet emphatic nine-wicket win at Lord’s. So confident is Pakistan that they didn’t keep their final eleven until Friday morning but instead announced long-time tourist…

Sarfraz wants to lead with performance

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to make his contribution with the bat, behind the stumps and his tactics as skipper to lead Pakistan to victory over a more formidable and experienced England in the two-match series which gets underway at Lord's.

Sarfraz proud of Imam and Babar as Pakistan survive Ireland scare

DUBLIN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised the character of young batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam after they ensured his decision to enforce the follow-on in Ireland's inaugural Test did not backfire. Only three times in the 141-year history of Test cricket have a side won after following-on but when Pakistan were 14 for three, chasing a modest 160 to win on Tuesday's final day of this stand-alone match, it seemed Ireland might mark their entry into the format with a stunning success. But 22-year-old left-handed…

WATCH: Inzamam’s ‘cheeky’ response to reporter on question about Sarfraz

Pakistan cricket great Inzamam-ul-Haq is one of the few in the cricketing circles who is known for being short-tempered and calling a spade a spade. The ex-captain and current chief selector of the national team retained his reputation in one of his recent interaction with the journalists. One of the reporters posed a analytical-looking question to Inzi asking reason of including the only wicket-keeper in the 16-men squad for England-Ireland tour. The culmination point of the question perhaps irked the chief selector…

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed optimistic ahead of England tour

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Saturday said that he loved playing in  Karachi during the recently concluded series against West Indies and is now hoping for the best in the upcoming tour of England, ARY News reported. Sarfraz while talking to the ARY news said that England tour has always been a tough task for the team but he is hoping that the selection committee would frame the best possible squad to compete strongly against the opponents.  “The conditions are bit tough there as compare to…