Mumbai star Sarfaraz Khan, who is sweating hard at the Delhi Capitals camp ahead of the 16th edition of the IPL, reacted to Sunil Gavaskar’s ‘fashion show’ remark. The 25-year-old is one of the best finds in the domestic circuit in the past 2-3 years, as Khan slammed 556 runs in six matches this year, including three centuries.
Twitter erupted when Sarfaraz failed to make a cut to the Indian squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which led to Sunil Gavaskar coming in support of the right-hand batter, as there were critics who questioned Sarfaraz’s fitness.
The 73-year-old then bashed the selectors, BCCI, for ignoring Khan for the national team over his fitness and remarked that it is not a fashion show that he has to be slim and trim.
“If you are looking for slim guys, go to a fashion show and find some models. You have players of all shapes and sizes. Go by the score, Sarfaraz scores a hundred and stays on the field, it tells the man is fit.”
Months after the statement, Sarfaraz finally reacted to Gavaskar’s remarks for him and added up to the little master’s words.
“Fitness is important, I won’t deny it, but I always give my best. When we played our last Ranji game, I returned home at 2 am, and by 5 am, I was back on the ground. My ground fitness is up to the mark.”