Pakistan’s ex-captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who had been warming the bench for quite some time now, was finally given a chance in the home Test series against Kiwis. The veteran cricketer held grabbed the long-awaited opportunity with both hands and scored his fourth consecutive fifty in the second test match. Currently, as these lines are being written down, Pakistan requires 140 runs to end their drought of test losses at home.
But Sarfaraz has made a strong case for himself as the street-smart wicket-keeper batsman, has kept the hopes alive for Pakistan in this series. Sarfaraz was given a chance in the place of Mohammad Rizwan, who failed to replicate his white ball heroics in red ball. It is to be noted that Sarfraz Ahmed, now has the highest average for a Pakistani wicket-keeper i.e. 38.68.