Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar prolonged his assist to in-form batter Sarfaraz Khan.© AFP
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar slammed the Chetan Sharma-led All India Choice Committee for ignoring batter Sarfaraz Khan, who’s going by means of a purple patch in home circuit. Sarfaraz smashed yet one more Ranji Trophy hundred for Mumbai within the first innings of the continuing Ranji Trophy recreation towards Delhi. A number of present and former cricketers have expressed their disappointment over Sarfaraz’s snub from the group, regardless of his wonderful kind with the bat in home circuit.
Now, Gavaskar prolonged his assist to the in-form batter, suggesting that the selectors ought to choose fashions if they need “slim and trim guys”.
“He is not staying off the field when he is scoring hundreds, he is back on the field again. All that tells you that the man is fit for cricket. If you are looking for only slim and trim guys, then you might as well go to a fashion show and pick some models and then give them a bat and ball in their hand and then include them. You have cricketers in all shapes and sizes. Don’t go by the size, but go by the runs and the wickets,” Gavaskar told India Today.
Earlier, Sarfaraz had admitted he cried after not getting the nod for India’s first two Assessments towards Australia.
“When the team was announced and my name wasn’t there, I was sad the whole day, when we travelled from Guwahati to Delhi, I was feeling very lonely. I cried too,” he was quoted as saying by the Occasions of India.
The cricketer then sought assist from his dad. “I called my dad to Delhi. He spoke to me, I practiced with him, and then felt better,” Sarfaraz revealed.
With India scheduled to tackle Australia in a 4-match Check collection, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) is anticipated to announce the squad for the remaining two matches in due time
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