Among all the chaos of the Pakistan vs New Zealand Series, Shoaib marrying Sana Javed, and the internet not working because of “technical faults,” Sarfaraz Ahmad has emerged in the news for no good reason. There are reports that Sarfaraz has left Pakistan. However, is this news true? Fans were quite disappointed and disturbed when they heard these things. If you are a Quetta Gladiators fan, you might think whether Saifi Bhai is going to play the PSL or not.
Let’s find out whether the wicketkeeper-batsman from Karachi has left Pakistan or not.
Is Sarfaraz leaving Pakistan?
Recently, news surfaced in which Sarfaraz Ahmad was said to leave Pakistan. The local news reporter claimed that Sarfaraz Ahmad was leaving Pakistan. As per their “sources,” the former skipper felt disheartened and unsure about the future in Pakistan. That is why, Sarfaraz had left Pakistan along with his wife and two children.
Sarfaraz is not the only Pakistani cricketer to settle abroad. Previously, Azhar Mahmood, Danish Kaneria, Saqlain Mushtaq, and Mushtaq Ahmad had left Pakistan to explore career options abroad.
The news stated that Sarfaraz Ahmad was going to shift to the United Kingdom. However, he will not break ties with Pakistan cricket, as he will be represented in the 9th edition of HBL PSL. He has been representing Quetta Gladiators since the start of this franchise league in 2016.
Sad to hear such a news – Sarfaraz Ahmad
However, when we researched to confirm the news, it turned out to be fake. Speaking to an established new reporting agency in Pakistan, Sarfaraz Ahmad has claimed that he cannot even think of leaving Pakistan. The reporters should confirm before they spread such preposterous lies. He said that he was sad to hear such news. Ups and downs come in life. But that doesn’t mean you run away, and this is what we deducted from Sarfaraz’s tone during this interview.
Now, the ball is in the media’s court. The news reporters should build some credibility and research before they post anything. Understandably, the race of “breaking” the news first is a hard one. However, it is not worth your integrity as a journalist. Some clicks are not worth your reputation as a media house. You are dealing with real people, and should consider before saying anything.
Sarfaraz Ahmad is going through a rough patch. However, we shouldn’t forget that the man has served Pakistan a lot. Sarfaraz emerged as an explosive batter during the test series against the Lankans and the Aussies back in 2014. His fearless style earned him the leadership in the team. And he delivered, Sarafaraz won the Champions Trophy 2017, beating India in the final match. He also won the U19 Cricket World Cup for Pakistan. We shouldn’t downgrade such a player by posting such news without confirming anything.