Pakistan Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hit seven fours, no sixes, played 129 balls, batted 195 minutes and gave zero craps in his innings of 94 during the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old added 147 runs for the sixth wicket with opener Fakhar Zaman — who also scored 94 — to lift Pakistan from a precarious 57-5 to 282 all out.
During his batting inning, it was Sarfraz Ahmed’s batting stance that caught everyone’s attention. Ahmed seems to have joined the list of players known for unsettling the bowlers by their weird batting stances.
Ahmed was batting in such a way that all his three wickets were visible to the bowler. Despite his stance, he played a valiant knock of 94 before falling prey to Marnus Labuschagne’s delivery.
Check out some reactions here:
Sarfaraz looks really confident today and I don't know really how !
Guy has been under the pump for his batting and captaincy, Pakistan lose 4 quick wickets and he comes and bats like this
Cut drive sweep flick everything
— Mav Sidharth (@SidharthMav) October 16, 2018
— SirDonBradman (@BradmanSir) October 16, 2018
Playing with bowlers mind
— Faisal rauf kasuri (@kasuri_faisal) October 17, 2018
Shows how confident he was today!!!
Too bad that he and fakhar both fell in their 90's
— Syed Naeem (@mrprince6969) October 16, 2018
Australia closed the day at 20-2, trailing by 262 runs with eight wickets in hand.
After his below-par 15-run innings and weak wicketkeeping in the first Test which ended with his team unable to turn a strong position into a victory, faced calls for his sacking as Test captain. ”
The first Test in the two-match series ended in a draw in Dubai last week.