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Australia batsman Jake Weatherald said Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman and Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is “an awesome person” who is very approachable.
Weatherald’s comments come ahead of the resumption of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi from June 9 to 24, where he will play for the Gladiators.
The 26-year-old will be going into the competition on the back of a highly successful Big Bash League (BBL) campaign. He finished as the sixth-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 433 runs in 15 matches for the Adelaide Strikers, which included three fifties, at an average of 36.08 and a strike-rate of 141.04.
“Obviously, I have had a chat with some of the international players that have played against him and have had conversations with him,” Weatherald told Cricket Pakistan.
“They all have said that he is an awesome person and someone that you can approach and wants the best for the team. I think that is something that I really value in a captain.”
Sarfaraz was in good form prior to the PSL’s postponement as he finished as the fifth-highest run-scorer with 185 runs in five games, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 37 and a strike-rate of 146.82.
The Gladiators will be back in action on June 11 when they face Islamabad United.