Akash Chopra shares his thoughts about the exclusion of Sarfaraz Khan

Aakash Chopra

Sarfaraz Khan has literally done everything he can to get into the Indian squad. The Mumbai batter has scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75 with the highest score of 275 in the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy season. In the ongoing edition of the Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz has scored 431 runs with 2 tons and a half-century.

The average of Sarfaraz swelled up to 80.47, second best behind Don Bradman (95.14), who has played a minimum of 50 innings. Former Cricketer Akash Chopra has said that Sarfaraz is extremely unlucky to miss the squad. He said that even though a slot was opened up, the management and the captain preferred Suryakumar Yadav over him.

You should have rewarded him: Akash Chopra

“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,”

said Aakash on his YouTube channel.

“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.”

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