Here’s why Sarfaraz Ahmed doesn’t want his son to become a cricketer

Sarfaraz Ahmed with his son

Unlike many cricketers, who want their kids to follow in their footsteps, Sarfaraz Ahmed won’t let his son become a cricketer. The former national cricket team captain’s son – Abdullah Sarfaraz – is a huge fan of cricket.

However, the wicket-keeper batter doesn’t want him to play cricket to avoid dealing with the mental pressure and stress a cricketer does. Talking on a local TV talk show, Sarfaraz Ahmed said that his son is passionate about cricket but he doesn’t want him to become a cricketer.

“Actually, being a cricketer, I suffered a lot of things which I don’t want Abdullah to face. It’s human nature, being a cricketer, I want my brother or my son to get selected immediately. Otherwise, it hurts,” he said.

The former captain went on to add that he would like his son to work hard and not use his name to become a cricketer. He revealed that lots of people told him to let Abdullah play cricket as he is talented.

Moin Bhai had praised Abdullah’s skills, also, Sania Mirza once told me that Abdullah has the potential to become a cricketer,” he shared. 

The Champions Trophy winning captain further stated: “I want him to achieve his goals by working hard. Nobody should give him an easy way just because he is my son.”

Sarfaraz Ahmed made his debut against India in 2007 but he failed to get a permanent spot in the national cricket team until 2014. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won the 2017 champions trophy against arch-rivals India.

He was removed as the captain of the national cricket team in 2019. He was also dropped from the ODI and T20 series against Australia.

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