VIDEO: Pakistan wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed drops gloves, comes on to bowl

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | 0

Making the most of a nothing-to-lose situation during the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed didn’t shy away from experimenting a bit.

During the fag end of the second innings, Ahmed decided to hand over his wicket-keeping gloves to Fakhar Zaman as he rolled his arm over for the first time in international cricket.

And although he bowled a tidy first over, leaking just six runs off it, his second one wasn’t as impressive. One of his wayward short deliveries was smashed over mid-wicket for a six.

Ahmed, an off-spinner, finished with figures of 2-0-15-0.

Earlier, Pakistan amassed 364-4 in 50 overs before restricting Zimbabwe to 233-4 to win the fifth rubber by 131 runs and complete a 5-0 clean-sweep of the hosts.

This isn’t the first time a wicket-keeper has tried his hand at bowling. Indian veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni did exactly that during a Test match against England in 2011.

After giving over the wicket-keeping duties to Rahul Dravid, Dhoni, who bowls medium pace, managed to pick up a wicket as well.

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