KARACHI – Leading from the front, without making any exceptions for any members of his squad, Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed spent much of Monday night and Tuesday afternoon rehearsing how to say, ‘Idhar aao mere se baat karo’ to legendary South African fast bowler Dale Steyn.
Steyn, who joined the Gladiators squad on Monday, at the time of writing was yet to spend a training session with his captain Sarfaraz, who made the most of the time before the next game for Quetta making sure he continued to get the most out of his new teammate by giving him the same treatment that was meted out to the rest of the squad in Sunday’s defeat against Lahore Qalandars.
“O g****u, idhar aao mere se baat karo,” said Sarfaraz for a cumulative 194th time on Tuesday afternoon.
During the rehearsal Sarfaraz was also seen practicing the hand gestures that go with both the line he expects his premium fast bowler to bowl, and the expletives that accompany those cricketing instructions.
At press time, Gladiators coach Moin Khan had to come between Sarfaraz and the mirror as he looked to calm his skipper down ahead of the side’s next game against Peshawar Zalmi on Friday.