Sarfaraz Ahmed has had a tough time in the last week ever since Pakistan's 89-run (DLS method) defeat against India. Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar termed his captaincy as 'brainless'. Ahmed was also trolled for yawning during the end of the first innings. However, things got more complicated when the Champions Trophy-winning skipper was fat-shamed by a fan. The captain was seen carrying his child in a mall when this harasser started recording the video and body-shamed him. Sarfaraz did not react and chose to walk away while the fan was busy taking the video.
However, Sarfaraz became a fan favourite after Pakistan registered a 49-run win over South Africa at Lord's on Sunday to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Ahmed was seen signing autographs for the fans. This video was posted by Cricket World Cup on their official Twitter handle. Watch the video here.
Sarfaraz was also seen sharing a hug with former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis.
Even the netizens came forward to hail the 2006 U-19 World Cup-winning skipper after Pakistan's win.
Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first. After the dismissals of Fakhar and Imam, Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam were involved in a small partnership. Then Babar and Haris Sohail were involved in an 81-run stand for the fourth wicket. Babar scored an 80-ball 69 while Haris top-scored for the Men In Green with a blistering 59-ball 89 which included nine boundaries and a maximum at a strike rate of 150.85.
Their superb knocks helped Pakistan get to a good total of 308/7 in their 50 overs.
In reply, South Africa's chase failed to gain momentum as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Faf du Plessis top-scored for the Proteas with a 79-ball 63. He got support from Quinton de Kock (47) and an unbeaten 46 from Andile Phehlukwayo as South Africa finished at 259/9 in their 50 overs.