Sarfaraz ‘needs to have a physique like Faf du Plessis’, Shadab says forward of Pak vs SA Test


Sarfaraz Ahmed (L) is seen doing stretches and dealing on his abs; Faf du Plessis (R) in motion throughout a match. Twitter/Shadab Khan/by way of The News & The Australian/Getty Images/FilesKARACHI: Pakistani batsman and former cricket workforce captain Sarfaraz Ahmed “wants to have a body like Faf du Plessis”, all-rounder Shadab Khan mentioned on Twitter on Sunday forward of the much-anticipated Test match in opposition to South Africa.Shadab, the younger cricketer, shared his lighthearted joke with a video of the 33-year-old Sarfaraz understanding earlier than dealing with off South Africa coming Tuesday. Faf du Plessis mentioned earlier this week he anticipated a “very tough” Pakistani aspect within the upcoming sequence in Karachi.”He wants to have a body like [Faf Du Plessis]. Jub se Saifi bhai ne Faf ki woh tasveer dekhi hai, inka aim vesi body bnane ka ho gaya hai [Ever since Sarfaraz Ahmed has seen that picture of Faf, his aim is to achieve a body like his],” the 22-year-old all-rounder wrote on Twitter, utilizing an endearing nickname for the previous Pakistani captain.The wicketkeeper-batsman is a part of the 17-player squad introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that may face off 36-year-old Faf Du Plessis’ workforce in a Test sequence set to start out January 26 in Karachi.Revised visitors plan for Karachi take a look atPakistan’s enjoying XI can be finalised by captain Babar Azam following consultations with the top coach. However, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha – who had been named within the 20-member preliminary squad – have been overlooked of the record of probables for the primary Test match.The Karachi Traffic Police earlier launched a revised driving-and-road plan for the primary Test match between South Africa and Pakistan on the port metropolis’s famed National Stadium from January 26-30.According to the revised visitors plan issued on Saturday, a number of roads resulting in the stadium would stay open for small visitors in the course of the Test match.