Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan was admitted to a hospital in Ranchi and couldn’t play his side’s game against Services in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mumbai lost the game. Sarfaraz’s father, Naushad Khan, revealed that the right-handed batter was being treated for a kidney stone.
“It is a minor issue, but he is in a lot of pain. He has been suffering from it for a long time. Sarfaraz couldn’t take the pain and had to be admitted to the hospital. He is fine now,” said Naushad Khan.
Meanwhile, Mumbai failed to defend 264 and lost the match by 8 wickets.
A Mumbai team official said Sarfaraz is expected to play the upcoming match against Maharashtra. “Sarfaraz is expected to be fit. He will play in the next game on Thursday’,” a team official said.
Sarfaraz was the highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy last year, scoring 982 runs in six games.
He recently scored 36 runs against Himachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final at the Eden Gardens.