Sarfaraz Ahmed is a wicketkeeper-batsman and the former captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team. Sarfaraz became Hafiz-e-Quran at the age of 10, one who crams the whole Islamic Holy book. Sarfraz led the Pakistani squad to victory in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. In the same year, he holds the record of maximum dismissal in a single inning.
Career Turning Point:He was called to the Pakistan International team after having led his side in a low-scoring encounter to win the 2006 ICC U-19 World Cup against India. Pakistan had only scored 109 runs, and the Indian cricket team was bowled out for just 71 while bowling.
Name: Sarfraz Ahmed
Nickname: Sarfraz Ahmed
Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm off-break
Fielding position: Wicketkeeper
Height (approx.): 170 cm(5’ 7”)
Weight (approx.): 71 kg
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: May 22, 1987
Age (as on March 2020): 32 years 9 months
Birth Place: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Zodiac sign: Gemini
College: Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
Educational Qualifications: E (Electronics)
Father– Shakil Ahmad
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Shafiq Ahmad
Sister– Not Known
Address: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Test– 14 January 2010 vs Australia in Hobart
ODI– 18 November 2007 vs India in Jaipur
T20– 19 February 2010 vs England in Dubai
First-class debut– National Bank of Pakistan v Karachi Harbour at Lahore, Apr 23-25, 2006
List A debut– Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Lahore, Mar 8, 2006
T20s debut– Islamabad Leopards v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 25, 2006
Jersey Number: 54
Major Teams: Pakistan, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Quetta Gladiators, Sind, Yorkshire
Nature on field: Maintains calm disposition (plays aggressively though)
Likes to play against: India
In the U-19 World Cup 2006, he recorded 23 catches and 6 stumpings. He had an average of 39.75 with the bat.
In the 2008 Asia Cup, he recorded 3 half-centuries and dismissed 21 players in the first five matches.
He became the 7th Pakistani wicket-keeper to reach 1000 runs in a match against Sri Lanka in 2015.
In 2018- Sitara-e-Imtiaz – Pakistan's third-highest Civilian Award
In 2018- PCB's Spirit of Cricket Award
Sarfaraz Ahmed Controversies
In June 2017, when Pakistan won the last match of Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka and made it to the semifinals, Sarfaraz was imposed a fine of 20% of the match fees by the Panel of ICC Match Referees when they found out that Pakistan was over short when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was mocked for his yawn during India vs Pakistan World Cup match