Akash Chopra said Sarfaraz’s name was not in the selector’s hand.
Suryakumar Yadav now gets a chance to play for India in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia at home thanks to his T20 success. The batter named to the 17-member squad for the series. Sarfaraz Khan has had numerous runs in the domestic circuit over the past two seasons. But he has yet to have a breakthrough. Aakash Chopra. A former cricketer for India, incensed by the selection committee’s decision to pass on Sarfaraz, suggesting that Suryakumar was more deserving of the position.
Sarfaraz scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75 during the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy season. With four centuries and two fifties. His knock of 275 was his highest season total. He has already scored 431 runs at 107.75 with twin tonnes and a fifty in the current edition.
Akash Chopra statement
According to Hindustan Times report “Sarfaraz’s name is still not there. He feels he got cheated because his name should probably have come. Bumrah is still not there. That’s another news but I am more concerned that Sarfaraz is not there,”
“When you picked Surya, it means a slot had opened up. In my opinion, Sarfaraz should have gotten that chance because Sarfaraz’s first-class average is 80. Apart from him, only Don Bradman has an average of 80 or more in the number of matches he has played,” Aakash added.
“So he has done everything in his powers to be in the Indian team. I am a little disappointed, that if you had a chance to select even one guy, because both Surya and Sarfaraz don’t come in the XI. Sarfaraz had the right in my opinion. If someone’s domestic season is going so good, you should have rewarded him.”
It very important to select. Input credit Hindustan Times