Sarfaraz Khan continues to pile on runs
13th career century against Delhi
Gave a befitting reply to the selectors
New Delhi. Sarfaraz Khan is not dependent on any name today. This very talented batsman, who scored a lot of runs in domestic cricket, may not have found a place in the team selected for the Test series against Australia, but this player is not ready to give up. Sarfaraz has given a befitting reply to the selectors by playing a century in the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai against Delhi (Mumbai vs Delhi). After scoring the 13th century of first class career, Sarfaraz said that he does not want to break the trust of the coach. His job is to score runs and he is becoming increasingly successful in this.
Sarfaraz played an inning of 125 runs in 155 balls in a difficult time against Delhi at Arun Jaitley Stadium. During this, he hit 16 fours and 4 sixes. On the basis of Sarfaraz’s best innings, Mumbai scored 293 runs in the first innings. Sarfaraz played this innings at a time when the team was in dire need of him. While batting first, the Mumbai team had lost the wickets of their top 4 batsmen at a score of 66.
After the end of the first day’s play, Sarfaraz said, ‘Everyone supports me. Coach Amol Mazumdar sir also keeps talking to me and says that brother your job is to score runs. You are the only one who can take the game forward if our wicket falls in the middle. The team trusts me, so I do not want to break that trust. As long as I am standing on the wicket, the atmosphere in the dressing room remains relaxed. It’s good to see me enjoying myself at the crease and the team being in a relaxed mood in my dressing room. ,
Sarfaraz Khan averages over 80
25-year-old Sarfaraz Khan is playing the 25th first class match of his career. So far he has scored runs at an average of 81.51. His average is around that of the legendary Sir Don Bradman. He has scored 13 centuries and 9 half-centuries in his career. Talking about overall, Bradman has been the only player in the batsman who has scored more than 2000 runs, whose average is higher than Sarfaraz Khan.
Bradman scored at an average of 95.14
When asked questions about Don Bradman, Sarfaraz said, ‘I am happy that for the last 3 years I am running around Sir Don Bradman’s record. It will not be like this all the time. But I try to keep scoring runs continuously. Talking about Bradman, he scored 28067 runs in 234 matches at an average of 95.14. Bradman has 117 centuries and 69 half-centuries in first class cricket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 08:21 IST