The Indian fans experienced a thrilling Test match in Hyderabad. In the first Test match, Team India faced a defeat of 28 runs. England took the lead in the series by 1-0. But after the match, a few changes happened due to some injury concerns. As a result, Sarfaraz Khan has been added to the Test squad. After his selection, his father Naushad Khan thanked the board in an emotional video.
Sarfaraz Khan’s Maiden Call-Up:
After a long time, India is playing a Test series at home. They met England in a five-match Test series on home soil. But the first match didn’t go in India’s favor. Even after dominating the opponent initially, their batting collapsed in the second innings. In the last innings, the English bowler showcased an amazing bowling display, India lost the match by 28 runs.
After India lost the match, a few setbacks hit the team. Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul have been ruled out of the second Test. Jadeja sustained a hamstring injury. On the other hand, KL Rahul has a right quadriceps pain. After KL was ruled out from the next match, Sarfaraz Ahmed replaced him in the squad. That was the most anticipated call-up for the batter. He impressed through his consistent performance from the past few years.
Naushad Khan’s Emotional Messege:
After Sarfaraz was chosen for the Indian team, his father, Naushad Khan, expressed gratitude to MCA, BCCI, NCA selectors, and all the supporters who believed in his son’s abilities. In an emotional video, he said, “As all of you know Sarfaraz was selected in the Indian team today. I would like to thank everyone especially the Mumbai Cricket Association where Sarfaraz was nurtured. Along with it, he also expressed gratitude to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where he got experience. I would also like to thank the BCCI for trusting in his abilities, selectors, and all of his supporters for praying for him. Let’s hope that he plays well for the country and contributes to the team’s victory and keeps playing well. Thank you so much.”
Stealer Career of the Batter:
In a dazzling display of skill, Sarfaraz Khan hammered a remarkable 161 runs from just 166 balls while representing India A in an exhilarating four-day Test Match against England Lions at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. His performance electrified the crowd, showcasing his talent on the international stage. That consistency caught the attention of the selectors.
The 26-year-old Mumbai batter’s First-class career shines brightly, boasting 3912 runs across 66 innings at a stunning average of 69.85. His tally includes an impressive 14 centuries and 11 half-centuries, with a monumental highest score of 301*. His cricketing prowess continues to captivate fans worldwide. After the news of his selection came, his teammates congratulated him for such an achievement.