The rising right-handed batter Sarfaraz Khan has been blatantly ignored by the selection panel despite amassing tons of runs in the domestic circuit. The Chetan Sharma-led selection panel has named the dashing Suryakumar Yadav in the place of Sarfaraz Ahmed which has raised a lot of eyebrows.
Australia Tests would be quite critical for India as they have to win the Test Series by 3-1 or 3-0 to stake a claim in the World Test Championship (WTC 2021-23) final race. India needs to bring their ‘A’ game as this time Aussies would be well prepared this time as compared to 2017 when they lost the Test Series by 2-1.
Sunil Gavaskar on Selectors
Sunil Gavaskar was having an interaction with India Today and was quite furious on selection panel. “If you are looking for only slim and trim guys, then might as well go to a fashion show and find some other models and give a bat and ball in their hands and then improve them. That’s not the way cricket goes. You have cricketers in all shapes and sizes. Don’t go by the size, go by the scores or wickets.” said Sunil Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar on Sarfaraz Khan
Sunil Gavaskar raised his voice over Yo-Yo test and made some interesting comments on Sarfaraz Khan. “He is not staying off the field when he scores a hundred. He is back on the field again. So, all that tells you is that the man is fit. How can you score runs? I think at the end of the day if you are unfit, you aren’t gonna score hundreds. Cricket fitness is the most important thing. Yo-Yo Test can’t be the only criterion. You got to make sure that the man is cricket fit as well. If the person, whoever it is, is cricket fit, then I don’t think it should be any matter.” said Sunil Gavaskar.
Sarfaraz Khan cleared the misconception that he was left out from the squad due to fitness. “I am very fit. Everyone has a different body structure, you can’t change it. I’ve cleared all the yo-yo tests (mandatory fitness test) in the past.” said Sarfaraz Khan.