Former Pakistan cricketer Yasir Arafat’s son was seen bowling in a junior club game for Bromley CC. Ammaar Arafat bowled two back-to-back yorkers in the game which disturbed the stumps of the opposition batters. The youngster was on a hat-trick but couldn’t complete it as the opposition batter gently played towards the off-side on a full ball. He bowled another yorker but couldn’t get a wicket.
The video has garnered more than 208000 views and more than 10,700 likes. The video was uploaded on Twitter by none other than his father. “Ammaar missed out on his hatrick,” Yasir Arafat captioned his tweet. Notably, the junior Arafat is the left-arm pacer unlike his father, who was a right-arm pacer during his playing days.
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Ammaar missed out on his hatrick ðŸ«¤ pic.twitter.com/8ZQrjPNr14
— Yasir Arafat (@YasArafat12) May 13, 2022
Talking about the Senior Arafat’s career, he played three Tests, 11 ODIs, and 13 T20Is after making his international debut in 2000 and played his last in 2012. These numbers suggest that he didn’t get enough chances at the top level. The reason for this is the presence of all-rounders such as Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, and Shoaib Malik. He was a useful lower-order batter who could hit boundaries at will.
Even with his limited presence foe the national side, he was hot property in County Cricket and T20 Leagues. The 40-year-old has played for Scotland, Kent, Somerset, Lancashire, Surrey, and Sussex. Apart from that, he has played for Dolphins in South Africa domestic cricket. Also, the right-hander has played for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League. In Bangladesh Premier League, he has played for Barisal Burners. In New Zealand, he has played teams such as Otago and Canterbury.
Notably, he hasn’t played for a single team in the Pakistan Super League which is a surprise given is T20 numbers. In the 226 games he has played, the Rawalpindi-born player has picked 281 wickets at an average of 22.58, economy rate of 8.09 and the best figures of four wickets for five runs.