Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz dies of COVID-19 at the age of 50 years old.
Zafar Sarfraz had his career debut way back in 1988. He had played 15 first-class matches between 1988 and 1994. He also took part in six List A games between 1990 and 1992. He was a left-handed batsman who was known to have bowled some slow left-arm spins during his career.
Sarfraz tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7 and his condition continued to worsen on the following days. The 50-year-old had been on ventilator support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar for three days. In the late hours of April 13, Sarfraz succumbed to the virus.
Sarfraz’s death has been the second bereavement in their family for the last ten months. His brother Akhtar Sarfraz, who also played cricket in the late ’90s, passed away due to colon cancer last June 2019.
Sarfraz pulled off a total of 616 runs from the 15 first-class games that he had played with Peshawar. He also scored a total of 96 runs in his six ODI matches before he had retired in 1994. After that, he became a coach for both of the senior and the Under-19 Peshawar teams up until the mid-2000s. To further understand cricket and its formats, head over to Betwala.
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