Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, teammates urge fans backing in home series
Pakistan’s Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and his teammates urge fans to come out in numbers and back off as they embark on the next three-game ODI series against Sri Lanka, which will begin on Friday. It was in 2015 that Pakistan last organized a more than 50-over bilateral series with Zimbabwe’s visit.
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“Leading the Pakistan cricket team in a bilateral ODI series in front of my local audience will be one of the best moments of my career,” Cricbuzz said quoting Sarfraz.
“I can’t wait for Friday, which will mark the memorable occasion, and I hope that when I get out, I’ll have a full house behind me, not just cheering me up, but on both sides. Fans are the lifeblood for any sport. They are the driving force of any team or player. They give extra power to the equipment and help it produce the best possible.
“The story will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first bilateral ODI series since January 2009. I ask all local cricket fans to be part of the story so they can tell the next generation that they were at the National Stadium when an international series played, ” he added.
I cannot thank enough for the love and respect I have received from all my fans in the early days of my career. Friday will be one of my most important days when I will go out on the field as vice president of Pakistan.” Master. I will want the whole country, as well as the National Stadium crowd, to make this an unforgettable day for me.
“As a young man, I have seen on television the national stadium full of capacity for ODI and the two games that come to mind immediately are the ODI 2004 and 2008 against India. In 2004, Pakistan lost by five runs despite Inzamam-ul-the brilliant Haq century, but four years later, Younis Khan’s belligerent 123 did not lead us to the victory of eight wickets. I hope there are a similar number of people when we play in Sri Lanka.
The new head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, ran down the memory lane to remember the last time ODI performed in Karachi.
“Friday’s game will be exciting for me, as I played in the National Stadium when an ODI last organized, also against Sri Lanka. Ten years later, I will begin my time as head coach of Pakistan’s national cricket team, so time has moved very fast.
“But one thing that stands firm is the story of the multitudes of Karachi, who have always appeared in large numbers to support cricket. They have resisted all conditions and contributed to the success of the international parties organized in the National Stadium.”
As the national cricket team begins its 2019-20 international season in Karachi, I hope the crowd will be there again to encourage us and help us do better.
Three T20I will also play in addition to competitions over 50.