Former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar has lashed out at the selectors for not picking Sarfaraz Khan.

The Indian squad for South Africa series have players, who impressed with their performances in the Indian Premier League 2022. However, Sarfaraz Khan was not considered despite his unstoppable run in domestic cricket.

The 24-year-old represents Mumbai. He has scored 704 runs in five innings at an average of 140.83. His figures include 3 centuries and a half-century in 2022. He is the leading run-scorer.

The 24-year-old uncapped star struck 928 runs in 9 innings at an average of 154.66 in his previous season. His first-class average stands at 80.42 in 23 appearances, which is second to the great Don Bradman’s tally of 95.14.

Despite producing high scoring domestic seasons, Sarfaraz has failed to impress the selectors.

“He should have been playing for India at the moment. He has scored tons of runs every time (in Ranji Trophy). And if the selectors are still not convinced, then I am really surprised,” he said.

“What else can he do to get into the Indian squad? Every year, he has scored more than 800 runs for Mumbai.”

The former chief selector heaped praise on the uncapped player. “I have seen him since he was 12. He is a street-smart cricketer. He is always hungry for success. He is very fit and the most important thing is that he can play long innings. He can win matches. He has scored runs against pace, against spin. So, what else can he do? He is scoring runs consistently. Once he hits the fourth gear, he is a treat to watch.”

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