A video is getting viral on social media of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy 2017 winning skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed getting clean bowled by his son Abdullah while playing some street cricket in Pakistan. Sarfaraz led Pakistan to their first ICC trophy with the victory over India at Lord’s in 2017, but would soon come under criticism for his captaincy and performances after Pakistan failed to qualify from the group stages in the 2019 World Cup.
Sarfaraz Ahmed subsequently lost his position in the team to Mohammed Rizwan and wasn’t part of the squad which reached the semifinals of the 2021 T20 World Cup, registering a dominating win of 10 wickets against India. Sarfaraz has revealed in the past that he does not wish for Abdullah to take up cricket because of the immense scrutiny and pressure that comes with it at the highest level.
During a recent interaction with a local channel, Sarfaraz Ahmed said, “Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But I don’t want him to become a cricketer. 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.”
However, Abdullah reportedly has an immense interest in cricket and enjoys the sport as well and he enjoys fast bowling. Even at his young age, he put his skills to show as he delivered an inch-perfect yorker to his father, knocking over the crates being used as stumps in the game of street cricket.
Here is the video of the incident:
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In the video, the father and son duo can be seen surrounded by a bunch of people, who cheer as Abdullah’s yorker sneaks under Sarfaraz’s bat. Proud father Sarfaraz can’t help but smile at being outfoxed by his son.
Sarfaraz made his last appearance in a T20I in the tour to Bangladesh in November 2021, and his last ODI appearance in April 2021 at Centurion against South Africa. He was also seen leading the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League this season as they finished fifth in the table.