Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has stated that he has no plans to leave the franchise anytime soon. In a recent YouTube podcast, the Pakistan international spoke about his close relationship with the Gladiators’ owner Nadeem Omar and his long-standing association with the team.
Sarfaraz Ahmed’s journey from Omar Associates to Quetta Gladiators
Sarfaraz Ahmed has been a part of the Quetta Gladiators since the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2016. He has led the team in every season, and has been instrumental in their success. The Gladiators won the PSL title in 2019, and reached the final in two other seasons.
During the podcast, Sarfaraz spoke about his bond with Nadeem Omar, who has been the owner of the Quetta Gladiators since the team’s inception. Recalling his long association with Quetta Gladiators, Sarfaraz Ahmed said that he has been associated with the franchise for the last eight years, but his bond with them dates back even further, possibly to 2003 or 2004, when he was just 17 and played for Nadeem Omar’s team, Omar Associates.
Sarfaraz went on to reveal that Nadeem Omar had supported him during his early days as a cricketer. “During my cricket career growth, I played for the Pakistan club where Nadeem Omar saw my potential and supported me. He has been like a father figure to me and I am committed to Quetta Gladiators as long as they are committed to me,” he said.
The Quetta Gladiators have been one of the most consistent teams in the PSL, thanks in no small part to Sarfaraz’s leadership. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been a key player for the team, scoring 1205 runs in 48 matches at an average of 31.71. He has also been an excellent captain, leading from the front and inspiring his team to victory on numerous occasions.
Sarfaraz’s commitment to the Quetta Gladiators is a reflection of his loyalty and dedication to the team. He has been a valuable asset for the franchise, both on and off the field, and his presence has been instrumental in the team’s success. His decision to stay with the team is likely to be welcomed by the Gladiators’ fans, who have grown to love and respect him over the years.
The Quetta Gladiators are currently in the midst of a challenging season, having won just one of their six matches so far. However, Sarfaraz remains confident that the team will bounce back and improve their performances in the coming matches. “We are not in a good position in the table, but we have some very good players in our team. We are working hard and I am sure we will come back strong,” he said.
Sarfaraz’s commitment to the Quetta Gladiators is a reflection of his love for the franchise, and his desire to see it succeed. His close relationship with Nadeem Omar and his long-standing association with the team have made him an integral part of the Gladiators’ family, and his leadership and dedication have been an inspiration to his teammates and fans alike.
His decision to stay with the Quetta Gladiators is a testament to his loyalty and commitment to the franchise. His close relationship with the team’s owner, Nadeem Omar, and his long-standing association with the team have made him an integral part of the Gladiators’ family. His leadership and dedication have been instrumental in the team’s success, and his presence will continue to inspire his teammates and fans in the coming years.
Sarfaraz Ahmed considers Nadeem Omar as his family member and respects him a lot. His affection is the purest form of love for Quetta Gladiators.