Indian squad for Australia series: Mumbai’s middle order batsman Sarfaraz Khan (Sarfaraz Khan) has been in constant discussion for the last few days for not getting a place in the Indian team. From fans to experts and former cricketers are speaking in favor of Sarfaraz. Now the name of former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has also been included in this list. Venkatesh has slammed the selectors and the BCCI for not selecting Sarfaraz.
Sarfaraz Khan has not been included in the team selected for the first two Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to be played between India and Australia. Despite batting brilliantly for the last three seasons in domestic cricket, he has not got a place in the Indian team. On this, Venkatesh Prasad has even said that not giving Sarfaraz a place in the Test team is an insult to domestic cricket.
Venkatesh Prasad wrote in a tweet, ‘Despite his stellar performance in three domestic seasons, not giving him a place in the Test team is not only unfair to Sarfaraz Khan but it is also an insult to domestic cricket. This proved that this platform does not matter. And if he is fit to score so many runs, then as far as body weight is concerned, players who weigh more than him are also in the team.
His not being in the Test team despite 3 blockbuster domestic seasons is not only unfair to Sarfaraz Khan, but it is an affront to domestic cricket, as if the platform doesn’t matter. And he is fit to score runs. As far as body weight is concerned, there are many who have more kilos https://t.co/kenO5uOlSp
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) January 17, 2023
Sarfaraz is being compared to Don Bradman
Sarfaraz Khan has so far scored more than three and a half thousand runs in 53 innings of 37 first class matches. His batting average here has been more than 80. In terms of batting average in first class cricket, Sarfaraz Legend is second only to Australian cricketer Don Bradman. Sarfaraz has scored 13 centuries and 9 half-centuries in just 37 first class matches. He has also scored a triple century once.
Batting average is more than 100 in the last three seasons
Sarfaraz Khan’s bat has been on fire for the last three seasons. In first class cricket, this batsman scored 928 runs at an average of 154.66 in 2019-20. After this, in 2021-22, he scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75. Even in the 2022-23 season, he has scored more than 900 runs so far.
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