Sarfaraz not to make his son cricketer, here is why!
CRICDOT DESK : Cricketers in the subcontinent have two different experiences in their playing life. When you win, you float in praise, and when you lose, you hear criticism. Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is well aware of that. That’s why he doesn’t want his son to be a cricketer.
In 2016, Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy under Sarfaraz Ahmed. Then he was given a warm welcome in his own country. Sarfaraz’s triumph all around. Pakistan has won the title of any major ICC event since 2009. But two years later, the chess piece turned upside down. The experienced cricketer also lost the lead in the face of severe criticism.
Pakistan finished fifth in the group stage after winning five matches in the 2019 ODI World Cup. They failed to reach the semifinals for a while. However, the then captain Sarfaraz Ahmed faced widespread criticism. And now he has lost his place in the team.
That is why Sarfaraz said in a recent interview on Pakistani television that his son loves to play cricket. But he does not want to make him a cricketer. The former Pakistan captain said, “Abdullah (son) likes to play cricket. But I don’t want him to play cricket as a profession. Honestly, as a cricketer I have suffered in many places. I don’t want Abdullah to face these in his life either. ‘
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Although Abdullah is still young, his style of catching bats and playing shots has earned him a good reputation. Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, wife of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan and Shoaib Malik, was impressed by his performance.
In that context, Sarfaraz said, ‘Moin Bhai has praised Abdullah’s skill, Sania Mirza has told me, he (Abdullah) has the talent to be a cricketer. If that is the case, I want Abdullah to work hard to achieve his goal. My son says no one should make his path easy and smooth. ‘