THIS former cricketer SLAMS selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan, name it an ‘abuse to domestic cricket’


Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad has come down closely on the BCCI and nationwide selectors, saying ignoring Sarfaraz Khan for the upcoming Take a look at sequence in opposition to Australia is ‘unfair’ and ‘an abuse of domestic cricket’. The 25-year-old Sarfaraz, who represents Mumbai, is a prolific run-getter in home cricket.

On Tuesday, he scored one other century – in opposition to Delhi in a Ranji Trophy Group B match – making it the batter’s thirteenth first-class ton in 37 matches. The century, Sarfaraz’s third within the ongoing version of the Ranji Trophy, was one more reminder to the nationwide selectors that he has the category to be part of the India Take a look at squad.

“Not having him (Sarfaraz) in the Test Team despite 3 blockbuster domestic seasons is not only unfair on Sarfaraz Khan, but it’s an abuse to domestic cricket, almost as if this platform doesn’t matter,” tweeted Prasad.

The previous India bowling coach, who has additionally had teaching stints with IPL sides Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings), additionally took a jibe at some India cricketers, saying there are lots of within the squad who weigh greater than Sarfaraz, who’s on the heavier aspect.

“And he is FIT to score those runs. As far as body weight goes, there are many with more kgs,” added Prasad.

After scoring the century on Tuesday, Sarfaraz made a powerful gesture by taking off his helmet, doing the thigh-five celebration, and gesturing in direction of his teammates on the boundary line. Within the final two Ranji Trophy seasons, he has amassed 1,910 runs in simply 12 video games, averaging 136.42.

India and Australia will play 4 Exams for the Border-Gavaskar trophy, starting February 9 at Nagpur.

(with PTI inputs)



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