KARACHI: AS Sarfraz Ahmed equalise the record of Adam Gilchrist in World Cup debut which helped Pakistan beat South Africa on Saturday has not gone unnoticed.
PIA, in the aftermath of the match, has decided to promote the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Sarfraz smoked 49 to give Pakistan a solid start against the Proteas and then backed it up with six catches to equal Australian Adam Gilchirist’s record in an innings at the World Cup.
The 27-year-old wicketkeeper who represents PIA in domestic cricket, was previously in group four but is expected to be given a double promotion to group six by the top management.
Former Test cricketer Shoaib Mohammad, who heads the sports department in the organisation, said that Sarfraz has done Pakistan proud.
“Sarfraz performed out of his skin against South Africa so I think the promotion will boost his morale. He will know that people value his performance at the biggest stage of all,” Shoaib said.