Sarfaraz Ahmed drew comparisons with India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the 2nd ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi on Monday. Chasing a big target of 306, Sri Lanka lost half of their side at 28 and at one point, they were staring at registering their the lowest total in ODI cricket. However, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka not only just steered the team’s score ahead but also gave a big scare to Pakistan by putting up 177 runs for the sixth wicket.
Sri Lankan batsmen were finding it difficult to spend time in the middle due to hot and humid conditions in Karachi, and in the 34th over, Jayasuriya was down with cramps in his hamstring. Thus, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed came to the batsman’s aid and helped him overcome the issue on the field. Jayasuriya was up in no time, and resumed his innings. This kind gesture drew comparisons between Sarfaraz and MS Dhoni. Dhoni had aided Faf du Plessis in the heat of Mumbai during the fifth ODI of the series in 2015 as he was down with cramps and thus Dhoni helped him overcome the issue.
This is how Twitter reacted to Sarfaraz’s kind act to help Jayasuriya –