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Sarfaraz Ahmed opens up on excitement to finally play his 50th Test

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At National Bank Cricket Arena, where Pakistan is taking over New Zealand in the first game of the two-match home series, former Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is playing in his 50th test match, and that too in front of his own audience.

Ahmed last participated in a test in 2019, and since then, he has been working to be included in the team or starting XI. Ramiz Raja, as a chairman, never gave him an opportunity, and Mohammad Rizwan took over his position permanently.

Sarfaraz and Mir Hamza, the new interim chief selector, Shahid Afridi’s two most backed players, are included in the New Zealand series squad under the recently announced PCB chairman, Najam Sethi.

Fans of Sarfaraz are ecstatic over the news that he was included in the playing XI. Everyone’s favourite, Sarfaraz, scored a magnificent 86 off 153 in the team’s first inning.

Opening up to finally get to play his 50th test match after two year of waiting, Ahmed says,

“There was a time when I thought about whether I would be able to play the 50th test match or not. I was very excited when I was told a day before that I was playing the Karachi Test.”

Talking about the criticism he got, he said,

“There should be criticism of the gameplay of a cricketer. Personal criticism never looks good.”

It is important to note that Mohammad Rizwan, who is resting for the first test against New Zealand, has recently filled Ahmed’s spot. Whether or not he performs, Rizwan has been a consistent member of the team. Many people demanded justice for Sarfaraz, and their voice has now been heard.

On the one hand, Rizwan’s most recent test results have been 7, 19, 30, 10, 46, 29, 37, 24, 40, 19, 0, and 1, while Ahmed’s form in the domestic circuit has been electrifying.

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