Pakistani cricket star Sarfaraz Ahmed has finally spoken up over the recent reports of his imminent departure from the country, and the wicketkeeper-batsman has poured cold water over the hot rumours.
Sarfaraz Ahmed confirms he’s remaining in Pakistan
In recent days, Ahmed was all over the headlines after speculation emerged of the international cricketer finalizing his exit from Pakistan. The reports had suggested that the 36-year-old, who has made 54 tests and 117 ODi appearances for the country, is “worried about his career” and is looking to settle down in the United Kingdom, although he would play in the Pakistan Super League for the Quetta Gladiators in the next season.
Now, the former skipper has come forward to speak up regarding the rumours, and revealed that there is no such intention for him to leave the country and settle down elsewhere.
Speaking to Samaa Digital in an exclusive interview, Ahmed denied the reports about his Pakistan exit, as well as expressed his disappointment over the reports, terming them as unconfirmed and without any proper merit.
“I can’t even think of leaving Pakistan. Confirm before running such fabricated news,” said Ahmed, while also insisting the media outlets verify any such rumours before making news out of them. “Sad to see such news.”
While it is confirmed that Sarfaraz Ahmed is staying in Pakistan, his future place in the international squad is still a matter of question. Ahmed was member of the squad that played the three-match Test series against Australia, and while he played the opening game in Perth, Ahmed scored only 7 runs and was later dropped from the Playing XI.