Selectors break silence on why Sarfaraz Khan was not selected for Australia Test series

Now, Sridharan Sharath, one of the members of the cricket board of India broke the silence on Sarfaraz Khan.

Rohit Kumar
Jan 27, 2023 07:36 IST
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The Indian Cricket squad is getting ready for the forthcoming Border-Gavaskar series against Australia. The first match of the four-match Test series will start on February 9. This series is going to be very important to reach the final of the World Test Championship. There is a debate about who gets a chance in Team India and who doesn’t. Meanwhile, the young sensation, Sarfaraz Khan is making a lot of headlines for the last few days.

Sarfaraz scored a lot of runs in domestic cricket, and he is living up to the standards of scoring runs consistently and scoring big. However, he still didn’t get an opportunity to play for the national side. Many fans and former cricketers criticized the Indian Cricket Board for not selecting him for the Test side. Now, Sridharan Sharath, one of the members of the cricket board of India broke the silence on this.

“He is certainly on our radar. In due course, he will get his due. While picking the team, we have to consider things like composition and balance,” Sharath told Sportstar.

I was down completely: Sarfaraz Khan

In the 2021-22 edition of the Ranji Trophy where Mumbai finished as the runner-up, Sarfaraz piled up as many as 982 runs at an average of 122.75, with four centuries, two half-centuries, and a top score of 275 to show for his efforts. A few days ago, he talked about how disappointed he was after not getting selected for the Test side and said that he was getting many messages about his exclusion.

“I was down completely. It’s natural for anyone, especially once you have scored so many runs. I’m also human, not a machine. I too have emotions. I spoke to my father and he came to Delhi. I just had a practice session in Delhi with him.” Sarfaraz was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“I have been getting messages and hearing that I should have been there. My father came and said our job is to score runs and he feels a day will come when I will play for India. So we need to keep that belief and let destiny decide the rest.”

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