Sarfaraz Khan, the Mumbai batting sensation who has been dominating the domestic circuit with his scintillating performances, has finally opened up about his feelings about being left out of the Indian Test team for the Border-Gavaskar trophy against Australia, despite a record-breaking run of form.
With 13 First Class hundreds in just 50 innings, no other batter has scored more runs than Sarfaraz in the last three years. He averages 80 in red-ball cricket, which is only second to the legendary Don Bradman. Yet, despite his outstanding numbers, he was not selected for the Test series, leaving fans and experts questioning the selectors’ decision.
Added to the disappointment was the fact that Sarfaraz’s Mumbai teammate, Suryakumar Yadav, who is primarily a T20I expert, was picked ahead of him. But, in an exclusive interview with veteran sports journalist Vimal Kumar, Sarfaraz broke his silence and shared his thoughts on the matter.
“Surya getting selected is inspirational for me. We are good friends and have spent a lot of time together. I have learned a lot from him, and he also had to wait for a long time for this opportunity. He will bring his experience to the team,” Sarfaraz said. He went on to say that he is happy for his friend and that he’s only inspired by SKY’s selection.
Sarfaraz’s positive attitude and support for his friend is admirable and it’s clear that he’s determined to continue to work hard and make a case for himself in the future.