After Sarfaraz Khan obtained his maiden nationwide call-up for India’s 2nd Take a look at conflict in opposition to England within the 5-match collection, the 26-year-old rallied compliments and reward for skipper Rohit Sharma and regarded him as his favourite cricketer on the earth.
Sarfaraz Khan is among the many 3 gamers being known as up by the BCCI to switch Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul who suffered Hamstring and Quadriceps accidents through the 4th day of India’s 1st Take a look at loss by 28 runs on the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Hyderabad.
Washington Sundar whose final look in whites got here throughout England’s earlier tour right here in 2021, has been recalled alongside uncapped Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Saurabh Kumar. Whereas the collection of these two gamers within the Indian squad hasn’t made a lot information, the collection of Sarfaraz Khan has turn into a widespread matter of debate.
The Mumbai-born batter has been grinding himself within the home circuit for a few years now and has labored very laborious for his batting efficiency so as to get seen by the selectors. For a few years, it remained a thriller as to why Sarfaraz Khan was consistently missed regardless of placing up spectacular numbers within the Ranji trophy.
Whereas his non-selection within the shorter codecs was nonetheless justified because of the overcrowded Indian workforce, getting missed within the longest format was the largest confusion amongst Indian cricket followers. Since making his Ranji Trophy debut in 2014 in opposition to Bengal, Sarfaraz has scored 3912 runs at a scary common of 69.85 together with 14 centuries and 11 half-centuries.
He additionally has a triple century to his identify and if every other participant had related stats within the home circuit then they’d have undoubtedly gotten chosen however it will be truthful to say that Sarfaraz Khan’s journey to the Indian workforce has not been straightforward. However the journey hasn’t completed but.
The 26-year-old must battle off competitors from Rajat Patidar so as to get chosen within the Indian taking part in XI for the 2nd Take a look at. Whereas Patidar was known as as much as change Virat Kohli at quantity 4 earlier than KL Rahul appeared in that place, Sarfaraz Khan has are available as Rahul’s alternative within the squad.
Each Patidar and Sarfaraz scored quite a lot of runs for India A throughout their unofficial Checks in opposition to England A and now each discover themselves in a tug of struggle to be built-in within the XI, probably as quantity 4 batter.
“Everybody Talks About The three Double A whole bunch”, Sarfaraz Khan Reveals Dressing Room Speak About Rohit Sharma
Whereas talking to Sports activities Yaari, Sarfaraz Khan revealed that Rohit Sharma and his 3 double tons of are extremely popular within the Mumbai dressing room. He additionally disclosed that Rohit is his favourite participant in the meanwhile and he loves to look at him play the pull shot off bouncers.
“Rohit Sharma is my favorite participant – he has obtained superb pull photographs, even in my dressing room, everybody talks in regards to the 3 double tons of of Rohit,” Sarfaraz stated.
In the meantime, the 2nd Take a look at between India and England begins from February 2nd onwards at Vishakhapatnam’s ACA-VDCA cricket stadium.