The selectors are constantly ignoring Sarfaraz
Sarfaraz has been scoring runs consistently in domestic cricket for the last three seasons.
New Delhi. Sarfaraz Khan’s ouster from the Indian team has been linked to fitness and disciplinary issues but sources in Mumbai Cricket have said that there is no truth to such claims. It is believed in a section of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that Sarfaraz needs to improve his fitness and be a bit more disciplined on and off the field. People associated with Mumbai cricket, however, defended this middle-order batsman.
Sarfaraz celebrated aggressively by pointing his finger towards the dressing room after scoring a century against Delhi last season. This act of his was not considered good. This method of Sarfaraz was considered as a sarcasm on one of the selectors present in the stadium at that time.
‘Celebration was for teammates and coach’
A source close to the cricketer said on Monday, “Sarfaraz’s celebration during the Ranji match in Delhi was for his teammates and coach Amol Majumdar. Majumdar also appreciated Sarfaraz’s century innings and celebration by taking off his cap. At that time the selector in the stadium was not Chetan Sharma but Salil Ankola. Sarfaraz got the team out of the pressure situation and this celebration was for him. Is it wrong to celebrate openly and that too when you are pointing towards your dressing room.
‘Chandu sir treats him like a son’
It is also said about Sarfaraz that last year the then coach of Madhya Pradesh Chandrakant Pandit was not happy with his attitude. But the source said that Pandit has always shown affection towards her. The source said, ‘Chandu sir treats him like a son. He has known Sarfaraz since he was 14 years old. He always praises Sarfaraz. He will never get angry on Sarfaraz.
sarfaraz has passed the yo yo test
People close to Sarfaraz, however, want to know why he was ignored in the Indian team even after scoring a ton of runs. The fitness norm in the Indian team is 16.5 (yo yo test) and they have achieved it. As far as cricket fitness is concerned, he has many times batted for two days and then fielded for two days.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 26, 2023, 13:34 IST