Former Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, has expressed his delight at the inclusion of his biography in the Urdu syllabus of class 4, calling it a great honor for him and his family.
The former captain took to Twitter in response to the pictures of his biography in Urdu textbooks that are circulating on social media and said “Thank you! This is a big honor for me. As role models, we endeavor to inspire children.”
Sarfaraz, who led Pakistan to its first Champions Trophy victory, pledged that he will always be available to contribute to these efforts.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) August 12, 2022
The Government of Sindh and the Sindh Education Board recently included the biography of Sarfaraz Ahmad and his accomplishments for Pakistan in the class 4 Urdu textbook.
After the news went viral on social media, Sarfarz’s wife, Khushbakht wrote on Twitter “Thrilled! Just by imagining when my kids would read about their father along with friends & teachers! Can’t be more proud! Alhamdulillah.”
It is worth noting that the wicket-keeper batter is regarded as one of Pakistan cricket’s most successful captains, having led the team to two ICC titles in 2006 and 2017.
In 2006, the then under-19 captain of Pakistan led the team to the ICC Under-19 World Cup glory against India. In 2017, he led the national team to the Champions Trophy final, where the Men in Green defeated arch-rivals India.