No truth to rumours about Sarfaraz Ahmed leaving Pakistan

He is a former captain of the national side

January 20, 2024
Sarfaraz Ahmed poses with the Champions Trophy in 2017. - AFP

KARACHI: There is no truth to rumours about former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed leaving Pakistan, according to sources.

The development comes after it was reported in local media that Sarfaraz has left Pakistan after feeling disheartened and hopeless about his future.

Sarfaraz is currently with his family in London and will return home soon. His wife lives there, meanwhile Sarfaraz's son is also studying in England. 

Sarfaraz will take part in the Pakistan Super League season nine, where he will lead Quetta Gladiators, and domestic cricket after touching down in the country. 

The right-hander wicketkeeper batter is keen on making a comeback in the Pakistan team as well. He was dropped after playing the first Test of the recently-concluded three-match series against Australia away from home. 

It must be noted that Sarfraz came into limelight by leading Pakistan's Under-19 team to the World Cup title in 2006.

Sarfaraz is the first Pakistan captain since the legendary Imran Khan to win a 50-over world title.

The Karachi-born took charge of the ODI team in February 2017. In June that year, Pakistan started the Champions Trophy as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily against India in their opening match. However, the team made a remarkable comeback to beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and hosts England, and finally India to bag the trophy. 

He led Pakistan team till October 2019 but a dip in personal form led to his sacking as captain in all three formats and dropped from the side entirely.

Atique ur Rehman is a senior reporter for Geo News.