Pakistan have improved across formats after the humiliation they suffered in the 2019 World Cup. They made it to the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. Recently, Pakistan defeated Australia in the ODI series.
Babar Azam has led from the front, and the emergence of Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and the consistent performance from Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq has helped the team.
Former Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who was at the helm of affairs in 2019, is no longer in the scheme of things. After being stripped of captaincy shortly after the 2019 World Cup debacle, he was not considered for the series against Australia. Sarfaraz has a kid, Abdullah, who is a die-hard fan of cricket, but the former Pakistan leader doesn’t want his son to take cricket as a profession.
“Abdullah is passionate about playing cricket. But I don’t want him to become a cricketer,” Sarfaraz said during an interview on a local channel. “Actually, being a cricketer, I have gone through a lot, and I don’t want my son to face it. I want my son or brother to get selected immediately as a player. Otherwise, it hurts.”
Moin Khan and Sania Mirza praised Abdullah’s talent. Sarfaraz is not against his son’s desire to become a cricketer, but he wants him to work hard to make it to the top without seeking anyone’s help.