Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed recently became the butt of all jokes on internet after he was spotted yawning on the cricket field once again. Being trolled for yawning on the field is nothing new for the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Last year, he was criticised and trolled when he was seen yawning while wicketkeeping during the crucial World Cup encounter against arch-rivals India. Pakistan had gone on to suffer a crushing defeat which made things worse for Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Well, he recently faced a similar situation during the just-concluded tour of England. The cameras caught him yawning not once but twice while he was sitting outside the boundary rope, watching his teammates take on the hosts. And the fans came up with some hilarious memes over it.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra also came across once such meme on Wednesday and just like many, he too could not control his laughter. One fan tagged him in his tweet where a collage of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s yawning on the field could be seen. The caption for the collage was even more hilarious as it read: “Sarfaraz Ahmed becomes 1st Player To Yawn In All Three Formats”.
Aakash Chopra definitely enjoyed the meme and he made sure to respond to it. While he did make it clear that there was nothing wrong with yawning, the emojis in his tweet made it clear he enjoyed the meme on Sarfaraz Ahmed.
“We are an incorrigible species. One can’t even yawn in peace,” wrote Chopra.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 2, 2020
Meanwhile, Sarfaraz finally got a chance in the playing XI on Tuesday during the third and final T20I against England. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who was dropped from the team as well as removed as captain last year, was recalled for the England tour.
He was a part of both the squads – Test and T20I. But with Mohammad Rizwan performing well, Sarfaraz Ahmed had to warm the bench throughout the Test series as well as the first two T20Is. Pakistan’s team-management finally gave him a chance to play on Tuesday. But unfortunately, he did not get the opportunity with the bat and failed to make much of an impression from behind the stumps too.