Sunil Gavaskar: Madhya Pradesh won the title of Ranji Trophy 2021-22, the biggest tournament of domestic cricket. The team had defeated a big team like Mumbai in the final. Mumbai may have lost the match, but a young batsman of the team has managed to win the heart of former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar wants to see this player in Team India soon.
Gavaskar admired this batsman
Sunil Gavaskar has supported Sarfaraz Khan, who showed an amazing game in the Ranji Trophy, to get a chance in Team India. Sarfaraz Khan was the highest run scorer in this season. However, despite his century in the final match, his team had to face defeat. Gavaskar believes that it will be a surprise if Sarfaraz is not selected for India’s next series.
Big contender to replace Pujara
Gavaskar believes that Cheteshwar Pujara is trying to defend his place in the team. In such a situation, Sarfaraz can prove to be an option. In his column for Mid-Day, Gavaskar wrote, “Superb runs and hundreds by Sarfaraz Khan have earned him a place in the Indian team. Where Rahane has gone and Pujara has got the last chance to save his place in the team. He has certainly approached the selection committee. If his name doesn’t figure in the squad for the next Test series then it will be really surprising.
Such was the journey in Ranji Trophy
Sarfaraz Khan scored the highest 982 runs in 6 matches of this season of Ranji Trophy at an average of 122.75. Sarfaraz scored 4 centuries and 2 half-centuries during this period. He has become only the third player in the history of Ranji Trophy to cross the 900-run mark in two seasons. A BCCI source had recently told the Times of India, ‘It is impossible to ignore Sarfaraz. His performance is telling about his ability. He will be in the squad when the selectors pick the Indian team for the Bangladesh Test series. In such a situation, he can get a chance in the upcoming Bangladesh Test series.