Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was desired of playing in the English County cricket, and now his wish has been finally fulfilled with signing up for Yorkshire in the ongoing NatWest T20 Blast.
Yes! English County side Yorkshire has been roped the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winning skipper Sarfraz, who is likely to don the Yorkshire Jersey in five T20 Blast matches.
The Pakistan skipper believes that his participation in the County cricket will curb him into a better professional cricketer. Speaking to Geo News, Sarfraz said, “I always wanted to play county cricket and when the opportunity to represent Yorkshire came I couldn’t say no to this fantastic offer.”
Currently, Sarfraz is waiting for his Visa and likely to join the team on July 27. The wicketkeeper-batsman stated, “Yorkshire are a big club with a big reputation and I’m proud to be following in the footsteps of other Pakistanis who have played at Headingley such as Younis Khan and Inzamam-ul Haq.”
He added, “I hope I can contribute in as many victories as I can in my five-match stint and provide the crowd the sort of entertainment they are looking for. I am learning every day as a player and as a captain as well, so it would be nice to have a taste of the T20 Blast.”
The 30-year-old concluded, “It’s a dream come true for me and hopefully this stint with Yorkshire will help me become even a better professional.”
Sarfraz is not the only current Pakistani cricketer who is taking part in the high profile T20 series, but his fellow Pakistani player Mohammad Amir is also playing for Essex Eagles in England’s T20 Blast.