A laid back character on and off the field, Sarfraz Ahmed perhaps doesn’t realise the cult status he has for the antics he pulls off, perhaps unknowingly. Be it his “gallis” to his teammates or perhaps his no-holds-barred comments in the post-match presentations, Sarfraz makes him stand-out. It was solely missing ever since the Pakistan management decided to do away with him last year but once he made a comeback to the side 11 months after playing his last game for the country, he was at the centre of all attraction once again.
Reducing England to 86/4 in 10 overs, Pakistan had the hosts on the mat. Given Moeen Ali’s current form, it was supposed to be a cake walk for the side, and they did exactly that when Imad Wasim floated one delivery past the all-rounder’s bat.
On the fourth ball of the 11th over, Moeen, understandably low in confidence, stepped out to hit Imad Wasim out of the park but failed to have a connect with the ball. Sarfraz was standing close to the stumps and any wicket-keeper, in the sane mind, would have effected the stumping for good. However, for reasons only known to him, the former Pakistan skipper didn’t even try to take the bail down. Moeen went on to hit a 33-ball 61 after that, even though Pakistan secured a five-run victory to lock the series 1-1.