Aakash Chopra On Sarfaraz Khan: Star batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who plays domestic cricket for Mumbai, continues to be in the headlines. Actually, the Indian Test and ODI team has been announced for the West Indies tour to be held in July. Many cricket pundits and former players were surprised to not see the name of Sarfaraz Khan in the Test team. Former Indian opener Akash Chopra was also involved in this. Akash Chopra made a tweet about Sarfaraz Khan, in which he talked about the sanctity of first class cricket.
Akash Chopra asked through a tweet that will Sarfaraz be remembered as one of those players who scored a lot of runs in the first class and still did not get a chance in the Indian team? Aakash Chopra wrote in a tweet, “Will Sarfaraz be remembered as the player who scored a mountain of runs in first class cricket and yet never got a chance to play for India?”
The former Indian opener further wrote, “I really hope it is not so. And I hope they will be talked to about what else they need to do to get elected. Otherwise… the sanctity of first class cricket (the heart and soul of Indian cricket) will be lost.”
Will Sarfraz be remembered as someone who scored a mountain of runs in First-Class cricket and still never got an opportunity to play for India?? I really hope that’s not the case. And I hope that what more he needs to do to get picked is communicated to him. Otherwise…the…
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 25, 2023
Runs were scored at an average of 92.66 in Ranji Trophy 2022-23
Please tell that Safraz Khan played 6 matches in Ranji Trophy 2022-23. Batting in 9 innings of these matches, he scored 556 runs at an average of 92.66. During this, 3 centuries and 1 half-century came out of his bat, in which his high score was 162 runs.
While talking about Sarfaraz’s overall first class career, he has played 37 matches so far. Batting in 54 innings of these matches, he scored 3505 runs at an average of 79.65. During this, he has scored 13 centuries and 9 half-centuries.
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