India will face Australia for a four-match Test series in February. The series will decide India’s fate in the World Test Championship 2021-23. The 2021 WTC finalists need to win three of the four scheduled Tests to book their place in the final.
Recently the BCCI released the squad for the first two games, and the biggest surprise was to see Sarfaraz Khan failing to make the final cut despite a stellar domestic season.
For the past three seasons, no batter has performed better than Sarfaraz. The 25-year-old has amassed 2441 runs in the last three years and also struck 13 First-Class hundreds.
Upset by the snub, Sarfaraz recently took to Twitter, where he posted a visual comparing his and Don Bradman’s average statistics. Interestingly, only Bradman has a better average in the domestic circuit than Sarfaraz, who averages 80.47.
Further, Sarfaraz also publicly blasted the re-elected chief selector Chetan Sharma by stating that Sharma promised to include him in the Bangladesh squad.
Khan’s comment caused a stir on social media, with fans and experts demanding justice for the Mumbai star.
However, in the latest developments, former Mumbai chief selector Milind Rege blasted Sarfaraz for his public remarks against his selection and said he should only focus on scoring runs.
“He should keep performing because making ridiculous comments won’t help. His job is to score runs and should concentrate on his batting.”
Rege sympathised with Sarfaraz and felt that it is unlucky for him to not play for India, but justified his snub by stating that the present team has no place for him.
“There is no spot available for him. There is Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, then Ravindra Jadeja. Thus, Sarfaraz needs to wait for his opportunity.”