Chicago, 15 April 2023 (TDI): Pakistan Consul General in Chicago, Tariq Karim met with Sarfaraz Ahmed, former captain of the Pakistani cricket team, who is currently on a visit to the US.

During the meeting, the Consul General commended Sarfaraz Ahmed for his valuable services to Pakistani cricket.

The meeting provided an opportunity for the Consul General Tariq Karim to express his appreciation for Ahmed’s contributions to the sport. He praised Sarfaraz Ahmed for his outstanding leadership and his dedication to the game.

The Consul General noted that Ahmed has been an inspiration to many young Pakistani cricketers and has played an important role in promoting the sport in the country.

In return, Sarfaraz Ahmed expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome he received in the US and appreciated the Consul General’s kind words.

He shared his experience as a cricketer and his passion for the sport. He also discussed the challenges faced by Pakistani cricket and the efforts being made to overcome them.

Notably, the Consul General and Sarfaraz Ahmed also discussed ways in which cricket could be further promoted in Pakistan.

They talked about the possibility of organizing cricket events and tournaments in the country to raise awareness of the sport and to provide opportunities for young people to participate.

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Overall, the meeting was a positive and productive exchange between the Consul General and cricketer Ahmed.

Cricket career of Sarfaraz Ahmed

For the record, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s made his debut for the Pakistani cricket team in 2007 in a T20 match against England. He went on to represent Pakistan in numerous international matches and tournaments.

His early years in the national team were marked by his impressive skills as a wicket-keeper. He quickly established himself as one of the best wicket-keepers in the country, and his excellent performances behind the stumps earned him the nickname of “Panda”.

In 2015, Sarfaraz Ahmed was appointed as the vice-captain of the Pakistani cricket team. He played a crucial role in the team’s success during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India, where Pakistan reached the semi-finals.

In 2017, Ahmed was appointed as the captain of the Pakistani cricket team, replacing Azhar Ali. His appointment came at a time when the team was struggling with poor performances and low morale.

However, under his leadership, the team began to improve, and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s strategic thinking and motivational skills played a crucial role in the team’s success.

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In 2017, Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy, beating arch-rivals India in the final. Mr. Ahmed’s leadership was widely praised for the team’s impressive performance, and he became a hero in Pakistan.

He also led the team to a historic Test series win against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018.

Despite facing some setbacks in his career, Sarfaraz Ahmed remains one of Pakistan’s most successful and respected cricketers. He continues to inspire young people in the country with his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the sport.