The heavy burden on the shoulders of Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pakistan vs South Africa game was the biggest milestone for the Pakistani Cricket team . Their defeat rejuvenated their confidence in the World Cup. That particular victory was able to cement back their respect in the hearts and minds of the millions of Paki Cricket fans .
It was Misbah"s superb captaincy and diligent batting which uprooted the Proteus defense . But the man of the moment was Sarfraz Ahmed the young wicket keeper / batsmen who was sent early in the innings , he courageously faced all the South African bowlers , made 49 runs and provided Pakistan with a solid foundation which has not been provided so far by the opening batsmen as yet in the tournament .
It was Sarfraz "s first big match of the tournament . It is believed that he was not a favorite of the coach Waqar Younis that is why he was not given a chance as yet.
Well Sarfraz not only defied Mr Younis but also the many other pundits , when he scored a magnificent knock of 49 and took six catches behind the wickets . The entire Pakistani nation had to pinch themselves to believe that it is their own team and their own wicket keeper who can actually " catch catches". The initial matches of the tournament rightfully highlighted the "flimsy fielding " of the Pakistani cricket team .
Pakistan will face Ireland on Sunday March 15th , it is an important match. Team Green needs to win this game to seal a spot in the quarter finals . There will be immense pressure on the entire team and especially on Sarfraz Ahmed because since his outstanding performance last week he has been hailed as a Super Hero . He has been quite regally compared to "Sarfaraz" the Paki Muslim love interest of "Jaggu " in the hit Bollywood movie " PK "........Pakistani media has gone crazy showing the Clip of Jaggu saying "Sarfaraz dhoka nahi dey ga"
.......he really did not betray.
Mr Sarfraz Ahmed .......the heavy burden of the expectations of 18 million Pakistanis lies on your shoulders . You not only have to proof the management of the team wrong but also have to stand up for your cricket team and all your green fans all over the world .
We all pray that you once again defy the odds and Team Green not only advance to quarter finals but also to semis then to the final on March 29 th at the MCG , Melbourne .
Point to Ponder : Sarfraz keep catching catches and making runs but the other 10 players you guys too need to work hard , it's your time to shine for your country . Pakistan Cricket Team needs more than one Sarfraz who will not " betray them ".......
Anyone listening out there .......I am sure they are !!!