The former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed gets clean-up by his five-year-old son Abdullah with a darting yorker in a street game. The crowd around the two went wild as soon as the young Abdullah knocks over his dad’s wickets. In the video that is already viral across the social media platforms, the wicketkeeper-batter could be seen after getting beaten for the pace while acknowledging his son’s brilliance.
The five-year-old delivered an accurate yorker and the 2017 Champions Trophy-winning skipper got late in bringing his bat down and could hear the death rattle behind him as the racks that were used as stumps came down crumbling.
“I don’t want him to be a cricketer” – Sarfaraz Ahmed opens up about his son’s future
The former Pakistan skipper earlier revealed that Abdullah is already very passionate about cricket and his game. However, he doesn’t want his son to pursue cricket as a career option going forward. The 35-year-old has a reasoning behind it. According to Ahmed, he had suffered a lot to be a Pakistan cricketer and he does not want his son to go through the same.
Here is the video of Abdullah cleaning up Sarfaraz Ahmed:
Sarfaraz also added that if his family members were to be cricketers, he would want them to be selected as soon as possible.
“Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But, I don’t want him to become a cricketer,” said Ahmed in an interview on a local channel. “Actually, being a cricketer, I suffered many things that I don’t want Abdullah to face. It’s human nature. Being a cricketer, I want my brother or son to be selected immediately. Otherwise, it hurts,” said Sarfaraz Ahmed.
For those who don’t know, Sarfaraz has represented Pakistan in 49 Test matches, 117 ODIs and 61 T20Is. In 2016, he took over Pakistan’s captaincy after their dismal performance in the T20 World Cup. He later went on to become Pakistan’s skipper in all formats.
In 2017, Sarfaraz Ahmed brought the Champions Trophy 2017 home after defeating India in the final. It was Pakistan’s first-ever title triumph in any ICC ODI event since the 1992 World Cup victory.