Sarfaraz Ahmed was born on May 22nd, 1987, in Karachi Sindh. He is currently 35 years of age, and he is playing in Quetta gladiators as their captain in PSL. he is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. He has played in many national and international teams and leagues all over the world including Pakistan All Star XI, Quetta Gladiators, Yorkshire, Khulna Titans, Team Green, Team White and Galle Gladiators.
Sarfaraz Ahmed since his childhood was fond of cricket and he was first recognised all over the world when he led the Pakistan under 19 team as a captain to win the 2006 ICC Under 19 World Cup. He did not find this tournament good because he with his bat only scored 64 runs in his four innings, but never loses hope and he led the side fascinatingly and his performance was highlighted in the final where Team Pakistan defended a paltry 109 against our rival’s team India.
Sarfaraz Ahmed then started working in the domestic circuit of Pakistan with 523 runs in only ten matches along with twenty-eight dismissals behind the stumps as an outstanding wicket-keeper. This fabulous performance of Sarfaraz Ahmed helps him to earn a spot in the Pakistan A team squad to the tour of Australia in 2007.
Sarfaraz has made his ODI debut against our rival team India at Jaipur in 2007. Sarfraz did not get the opportunity to bat in his first three games at Jaipur. He batted only twice in his first eight ODI matches, and he only scored 7 runs and 19 runs. Having only nine dismissals with the gloves in those matches, Sarfaraz Ahmed was dropped from Pakistan cricket team.
Sarfaraz Ahmed made his Test debut against the Australian team at Hobart in 2010.
2015 ICC WORLD CUP
Sarfaraz Ahmed was not the first choice as wicket keeper of Pakistan selection Committee going into the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Sarfaraz Ahmed was allowed to open the innings and serves the Pakistani team as an opener in the must win game against South Africa and he returned with very good performance. He hit his maiden first ODI century against team Ireland in the next match.
Sarfaraz Ahmed moment of glory and appreciation started during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and he became the first Pakistani captain after Imran Khan to win a 50 over world title. Pakistan first time in the history of cricket won champions trophy under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed, and it is indeed a great achievement of him. In champions trophy after losing the first match against India, Pakistan bounced back very strongly and had done great effort to win all the matches including their final match against India and they ultimately win the whole tournament.
Sarfaraz Ahmed had been the captain of Quetta Gladiators since 2016. Quetta Gladiators has also won the trophy in 2019 under the outstanding captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed. Sarfaraz Ahmed has made 1341 runs in 60 innings and he also made seven 50s in PSL.