Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Sarfaraz Khan: ‘Make runs but…’, ex-chief selector of Mumbai gave advice to Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan is performing brilliantly in domestic cricket. Sarfaraz had recently scored a century in the Ranji Trophy match against Delhi a few days back. This was the 13th century of Safraj’s first class career. Sarfaraz Khan has played only 36 matches in his first class career, but his batting average is the best after Don Bradman. Despite this excellent record, Sarfaraz has not been selected in the Indian team till now.

Sarfaraz Khan has talked about his selection in Team India on some occasions. 25-year-old Sarfaraz Khan had said that he is worried about not being selected in Team India. Sarfaraz had said that BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma had promised that he would be included for the recent Bangladesh tour.

Former Mumbai captain gave advice

Now former chief selector of Mumbai and Gavaskar’s cricketer Milind Rege has given special advice to Sarfaraz Khan. Milind Rege told an English website, ‘Keep performing but making ridiculous comments will not help. Sarfaraz should refrain from commenting against the selection. His job is to score runs, he has to focus on his batting.

Rege understands that it is tough luck for Sarfaraz Khan, but there is a need to understand the tough competition going on within the players in the Indian team. There is competition between 3-4 players for a spot. Rege believes that there is no place available for Sarfaraz Khan as of now, with Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, a wicketkeeper and an all-rounder (probably Ravindra Jadeja) in the middle order, Sarfaraz will have to wait for his chance.

Where is the place now: Milind Rege

Milind Rege, who was the captain of the Mumbai team, further says, ‘Sarfaraz is in tremendous form, there is no doubt about it. But there should be a place in the batting line-up of the Indian Test team. His form is matchless and unbelievable. I think he will get a chance whenever the slot is vacant. But where is the place now?

In 36 first class matches, Sarfaraz Khan has scored 3505 runs at an average of more than 75, which included 13 centuries and 9 half-centuries. If seen, only Don Bradman’s average is better than Sarfaraz Khan among the players who scored more than two thousand runs.

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