Sarfaraz Khan has been knocking on the doors of the Indian cricket team for a long time but has been repeatedly rejected by the selectors.
There was a lot of uproar after India’s squad for the first two Tests against Australia was announced because Sarfaraz Khan’s name was missing. The Mumbai batsman has scored over 550 runs in the Ranji Trophy and is averaging more than 90. “He’s definitely on our radar. He will be paid in due course. When selecting a team, we must consider factors such as composition and balance “BCCI selector Sridharan Sharath stated.
Now, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has spoken about Sarfaraz Khan’s outstanding form.
“Where do I begin with this batsman? Sarfaraz Khan. There is a lot of disagreement about whether he should be chosen. But he doesn’t care about selection, guys. In the 2019-20 season, he scored 900 runs. Another 900 runs are planned for the 2020-21 season “As Ashwin stated.
“This season, he has nearly 600 runs scored. With his incredible performances, he has made a powerful statement. In the last three seasons, he has averaged more than 100 runs at a high strike rate. Sarfaraz Khan isn’t just pounding on the door of selection. He’s destroying them. But, unfortunately, he is not currently being considered. Despite not being selected, he batted brilliantly for Mumbai against Delhi in the game that Mumbai lost.”
Meanwhile, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar slammed the All India Selection Committee, led by Chetan Sharma, for ignoring batter Sarfaraz. Several current and former cricketers have expressed their disappointment at Sarfaraz’s omission from the team, despite his excellent domestic form.
Now, Gavaskar extended his support to the in-form batter, suggesting that the selectors should pick models if they want “slim and trim guys”. “He doesn’t stay off the field when he’s scoring hundreds of points; he’s back on it. All of this indicates that the man is ready for cricket. If you’re looking for only slim and trim men, you might as well go to a fashion show and select some models, then hand them a bat and ball and include them. Cricketers come in all shapes and sizes. Go by the runs and wickets rather than the size.”