Sarfaraz Khan: Sarfaraz Khan who plays domestic cricket for Mumbai has a batting average of over 80 in first class cricket. However, as he has not got a place in the Indian Test team till now..
Right now everyone is talking about the same thing from cricket fans to experts and former cricketers. Sarfaraz, who is performing brilliantly in the country, is being criticized for not being selected for the upcoming Test series against Australia. Sarfaraz Khan, who has been performing brilliantly for the last three seasons in domestic cricket, criticized the BCCI selectors for not getting a place in the Test team against Australia. For the past few days, there have been continuous announcements in support of Sarfaraz. In this order, now veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has joined this list. He lashed out at BCCI and selectors.
Sunil Gavaskar, who spoke to India Today, criticized Sarfaraz Khan’s fitness as the main reason for not being selected in the Indian team against Australia. “If you’re only looking for slim, trim guys, go to a fashion show. He commented, “Selecting some models, giving them balls and bats, and then teaching them to play cricket.”
Gavaskar said, ‘This should not happen in cricket. Decisions should not be made based on body cybe. Score and wickets should be considered. Do not leave the field after scoring centuries. If he is scoring consecutive centuries, then it will be known that he is fully fit,” he said and gave instructions to the BCCI.
‘Constantly playing brilliantly is like being fit’
‘If you are not fit, you cannot score consecutive centuries. Fitness is very important for cricket. Yo-yo test is not the only selection criterion. One must know whether the person is fit for cricket or not. If you keep playing consistently, if you are fit for cricket, other things don’t matter,” said the former legend.
Sarfaraz in excellent form..
Sarfaraz Khan’s bat has been scoring a lot of runs in domestic cricket for the past three seasons. In first-class cricket, the batsman scored 928 runs at an average of 154.66 in 2019-20. Then, in 2021-22, he scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75. He has scored more than 900 runs so far in the 2022-23 season as well. So far he has scored more than three and a half thousand runs in 53 innings in 37 first class matches. Here his batting average stood above 80. In terms of batting average in first-class cricket, Sarfaraz is second only to legendary Australian cricketer Don Bradman.