Sarfaraz Khan / Fitness is not a hindrance for Sarfaraz in Team India, because of this selection is not happening

Zoom News : Jun 25, 2023, 10:30 PM
Sarfaraz Khan: Sarfaraz Khan was criticized by former veterans like Sunil Gavaskar for not getting a place in the Indian Test team selected for the West Indies tour. Apart from this, Akash Chopra also raised big questions on this. Sarfaraz Khan was doing well in domestic cricket and had played many brilliant innings in the Ranji Trophy.

Because of this Sarfaraz did not get place

Sarfaraz Khan has scored 2566 runs in the last three seasons of Ranji Trophy. He has scored runs in 37 first class matches at an average of 79.65 in his career. In such a situation, the question is being raised on not giving a place in the team to the player who has played for the country twice in the Under-19 World Cup. Rituraj Gaikwad has been selected in the team, whose first class career average is close to 42.

A BCCI official associated with the team selection said on the condition of confidentiality that such angry reactions are understandable but I can tell you that the reason behind Sarfaraz being sidelined repeatedly is not just cricket. There are many reasons due to which he is not getting selected.

Apart from batting, work will have to be done on this thing

He asked in a questioning tone that are the selectors mindless? Who would ignore a player who scored 900+ runs in two consecutive seasons? One of the major reasons behind not being selected in the team is his fitness, which is not of international level. Sarfaraz will have to work very hard in this matter and will have to lose weight and come back with more fitness. Batting fitness is not the only criteria to get selected.

Passed the yo-yo test

A source close to Sarfaraz Khan said that during his recent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, the player had scored 16.5 in the 'Yo Yo Test'. According to the BCCI official, along with fitness, Sarfaraz's attitude inside and outside the field has also not been true to the scale of discipline. Some of his words and some expressions have not been good from the point of view of discipline. Sarfaraz is expected to work on these aspects with his father and coach Naushad Khan

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER