Former Pakistan batsman Akhtar Sarfraz dies aged 43

Akhtar Sarfraz, the previous Pakistan and Peshawar batsman, has died aged 43 after a battle with colon most cancers. He handed away on the Shaukat Khanum Memorial most cancers hospital in Lahore.

A left-hander, Sarfraz performed 4 ODIs between December 1997 and October 1998, scoring 66 runs in 4 innings. He had a extra profitable home profession – 5720 runs in 118 first-class video games and 2636 runs in 98 Checklist A video games – which spanned over a decade. His final aggressive recreation was for Peshawar within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2007.

After ending his enjoying profession, Sarfraz labored as a regional coach after which served as a selector for the Pakistan girls’s facet between 2018 and 2019.

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani paid tribute to Sarfraz, saying, “The PCB is shocked to listen to the unhappy information of Akhtar’s passing. It is vitally tough to simply accept and comprehend in case you lose somebody from the cricket fraternity, notably as younger and full of life as Akhtar who was admired, revered and liked by everybody.

“It is tragic that loss of life reduce quick his life at such a younger age, however he’ll dwell in our recollections for a really lengthy interval. On behalf of the PCB, I wish to lengthen my deepest condolences to Akhtar’s household and guarantee them that in these tough occasions, we stand firmly with them.”