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Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir applauded Sarfaraz Ahmed for grabbing his comeback opportunity with both hands and making the most of it.
The former captain featured in the two-Test series against New Zealand after replacing Mohammad Rizwan in the playing XI.
He finished with 335 runs, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 83.75.
Amir was so happy for the 35-year-old as he has patiently waited on the bench for the possibility of making his international return.
It now remains to be seen if Sarfaraz will continue being selected ahead of Rizwan as the first-choice wicketkeeper in Tests or if the selectors utilise him as a specialist middle order batsman.
“What a knock Sarfaraz Ahmed…you are [a] true champion,” Amir said on Twitter.
Sarfaraz recently led the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he accumulated 162 runs in eight games at an average of 27 and a strike-rate of 104.51.
Pakistan’s next assignment will be three T20Is against Afghanistan in Sharjah from March 25 to 28, but Sarfaraz hasn’t been picked for the series.
Pakistan squad for T20I series against Afghanistan: Shadab Khan (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir, Zaman Khan
Reserve players: Abrar Ahmed, Haseebullah, Usama Mir
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