Suryakumar Yadav expressed immense joy when Sarfaraz Khan received his debut call-up for the second Test against England scheduled for February 2 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Sarfaraz Khan, who is one of the most consistent cricketers in first-class matches, has earned his first chance to play for the Indian national team after a lot of wait and hardships. Known for his impressive batting performances in tournaments like the Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz has consistently scored well, showcasing an average of 69.85 in red-ball cricket. His selection is a recognition of his continuous good performance, making him well-deserving of this significant opportunity.
Suryakumar Yadav Shared A Special Post For Sarfaraz Khan
Suryakumar Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan’s teammate from Mumbai, sent his heartfelt wishes to Sarfaraz. SKY shared a special message on his Instagram, expressing his joy for Sarfaraz’s achievement. Sharing a picture with Sarfaraz, SKY wrote:
“Maiden India call-up. Utsav ki taiyaarri karo.”
Check out his story:
The Indian cricket team has added Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar to the squad for the second Test against England.
Sarfaraz Khan’s impressive performance against the England Lions in an unofficial four-day Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad earned him his debut call-up to the Indian team. The 26-year-old claimed the Player of the Match award for scoring 161 runs off 160 balls, leading India A to an innings victory.
Sarfaraz boasts an excellent first-class record with 3,912 runs in 45 matches at an average of 69.85 and a strike rate of 70.48, including 14 centuries and 11 half-centuries. His highest score of 301 not out came in a Ranji Trophy match in January 2020, and he performed exceptionally well in the 2022 Ranji Trophy, amassing 982 runs at an average of 122.75 with four centuries and two fifties.
Updated Indian squad for the 2nd Test
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Sourabh Kumar.
Sarfaraz Khan’s father thanking the BCCI for trusting him.
– What a lovely day for Sarfaraz and his family. pic.twitter.com/axYRTcaEEU
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 29, 2024