cricketer of Pakistan
Former cricketer and current skipper of Pakistan’s national cricket squad, Sarfraz Ahmad, is a Pakistani. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 22, 1987.
Test, One Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 International are the three different game forms in which Sarfraz Ahmad has participated since making his international début for Pakistan in 2007. (T20I). He is renowned for his aggressive leadership manner and wicket-keeping prowess.
2017 saw Sarfraz Ahmad take over as skipper of the Pakistani cricket team, and he helped the group win the ICC Champions Cup. He also competed for Pakistan in both the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.
Throughout his cricket career, Sarfraz Ahmed scored many noteworthy runs for Pakistan, but his performance against England in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy semi-final was one of his finest.
In this game, England played first and gave Pakistan a 212-run goal. With wickets falling frequently and it being challenging to score runs on a sluggish surface, Pakistan was having a difficult time completing their pursuit. Sarfraz Ahmad, however, played a heroic captain’s innings, scoring an unbeaten 61 off 79 deliveries to lead Pakistan to a historic win with 8 wickets remaining.
Sarfraz’s performance was essential in sustaining Pakistan’s run and guiding them to victory. He played with poise and care, rotating the ball, and when necessary, striking limits. This hit showed that
In his cricket tenure, Sarfraz Ahmed has achieved several hundreds for Pakistan. Particularly in limited-overs cricket, he was renowned for his capacity to make significant runs under duress. Here are a few of his noteworthy international cricket fifty-fifties:
Sarfraz produced a match-winning performance of 74 not out off 76 deliveries in a critical ODI encounter against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 2013, helping Pakistan bring down a goal of 244 with 8 wickets in hand.
Sarfraz played a crucial innings of 76 off 101 deliveries in a high-scoring ODI encounter against England in 2015, leading Pakistan to a respectable total of 284/9.
61* vs. England in 2017 – Sarfraz produced a captain’s knock of 61 not out off 79 balls to lead Pakistan to a storied win over England in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Sarfraz’s crucial innings of 56 off 69 deliveries helped Pakistan hunt down a goal of 263 and maintain their series chances in a match that was a must-win for Pakistan in the ODI series against New Zealand in 2018.
Sarfraz played a valiant game of 69 off 80 deliveries in the 2019 ODI series against South Africa to save Pakistan from a precarious situation and lead them to a total of 240/8. Pakistan, however, fell short by 13 runs in the game.
In his time playing for Pakistan in international cricket, Sarfraz Ahmed has only registered one century. In a Test encounter against Australia in Abu Dhabi in October 2018, he only scored one century.
Pakistan entered that game losing the series 0-1 and seeking to tie it. Sarfraz entered the batting order at position number six as Pakistan struggled at 57/5 after electing to play first after winning the toss. He batted 94 off 129 deliveries in a tough performance, forming vital partnerships with the batsmen in the middle order.
He was removed by Nathan Lyon after being captured by Mitchell Starc in the deep, preventing him from achieving a well-earned century. Despite his heroic efforts, Pakistan’s first innings score of 282 was all they could muster.
Following Australia’s 145 first-inning total, Pakistan went on to defeat Australia by 373 runs. Sarfraz was named Man of the Match for his leadership and crucial performance.