wicket keeper batsman with top order and middle order batsman Karachi boy who lead Pakistan ICC U-19 in 2006 and emerge victorious in low scoring thriller against arch-rival India, caught eyes of selectors and was called as replacement of Kamran Akmal in 2007 against India.
Sarfaraz Ahmed couldn’t holds his seat till world cup 2015 in the team and was respectively in-out. in world cup 2015 he could not get chance in first four matches, then after failure in all matches he grabs chance against south africa where he made 49 runs of 49 balls and holds six catches behind the wicket equaling record of most catches in a single match of Gilchrist in world cup earns him Man of the Match award. in next match against Ireland he hits his maiden ODI ton. and was again rewarded man of the match which helps Pakistan Semi Final spot. that was moment when the whole nation stands behind him and supports, social media was the man reason which forces team management to bring him in late matches. In world cup 2015 he fixes his spot for gloves behind the wickets job.
After heroics performance in world cup 2015 Sarfaraz Ahmed named vice captaincy while Azhar Ali gets leading role in ODIs after Misbah retirement. on October 5-2015 in ODI series against Zimbabwe he replaces Azhar Ali as captain in 3rd ODI after Azhar got injured and registered his his first victory as captain. He got T20I captaincy role on 5 April 2016 after disappointing performance in WORLD T20I 2016 PCB step down Shahid Afridi from captaincy. Next in February 2017 following resignation of Azhar Ali from ODI captaincy, Sarfaraz Ahmed named ODI captain by PCB. At same year 28 sept 2017 he also handed Test team captaincy.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is one of successive captain in history of Pakistan cricket. his team beat England in a single T20I match as a captain. Next his side completed whitewash in 3 T20I series against that time World T20I Champions West Indies. under his captaincy Pakistan reach to number rank in November 2018. And maintain it till his services as captain.
Pakistan is only team which holds record of 11 consecutive T20Is wins. he is only captain of his side who has Champions Trophy title with his name. Pakistan won his first Champions trophy under his captaincy in 2017 where they beat their Arch-Rivals India in the final comprehensively by 180 runs.
Falls and Down is the part of each career. Sarfaraz Ahmed with no doubt one of most successive in Pakistan cricket history. his out form performance cost him captaincy. since 13 June 2018 he just manage 215 runs in 12 matches with average of 21.50 and high score of 38 runs. and was face highly critics in social media.
incident with south african all rounder Andile Phelukwayo was criticizes through out the world. his comments on all rounder was picked by stumps mic, later he Apology to the all rounder in a press conference. ICC banned him for four international matches.
PCB removes him from captaincy and then not picked for Australia tour.