There was a lot of uproar after the announcement of India’s squad for the first two Tests against Australia as Sarfraz Khan’s name was missing. The Mumbai batsman has so far scored over 550 runs in Ranji Trophy and averages over 90. Balance,” Sreedharan Sharath, the BCCI selector had said.
Now, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has spoken about Sarfaraz Khan’s stupendous form.
“Where do I start about this batsman? 2020-21 season, another 900 runs,” Ashwin said.
“This season, he has scored nearly 600 runs. He has made a strong statement with his stellar performances. He averages over 100 in the last three seasons and has a high strike-rate as well. Sarfaraz Khan is not only smashing The selection gates. He is burning them up. But unfortunately, he is not getting selected currently. Despite not getting selected, he played a brilliant innings for Mumbai against Delhi which Mumbai lost.
Meanwhile, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar criticized the Chetan Sharma-led All India selection committee for ignoring batsman Sarfaraz. Several current and former cricketers have expressed their dismay at Sarfaraz’s omission from the team despite his excellent form with the bat in the domestic circuit.
Now, Gavaskar has lent his support to the in-form batsman, suggesting that the selectors should go for the model if they want a “slim and trim boy”. “When he’s scoring a hundred he’s not staying off the field, he’s back on the field again. That all tells you he’s fit for cricket. If you’re only looking for slim and trim guys If you have been, you can be too.” Go to a fashion show and pick some models and then give them a bat and a ball in their hands and then join them. You have cricketers of every shape and size. Don’t go by size, rather go by runs and wickets, Gavaskar told India Today.
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