“Recently I met Chief Selector Chetan Sharma Sir at a Mumbai hotel. He says don’t worry.. your time will come. It takes time for good things to happen. You are very close to getting a place in the Indian team. You will get your chance. Whenever I played a good innings…there were speculations about a place in the Indian team. Even if you don’t get a place, it’s okay’ said Sarfaraz Khan.
Many cricket fans and experts expressed their displeasure over Sarfaraz’s non-selection for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Sarfaraz felt that being sidelined for the Test series against Aussies hurt him and made him feel lonely.
“When the team was selected, my name was not in the list. I was very sad. Anyone in my place would suffer the same. Because.. I expected to be selected. But not selected. I was sad all yesterday. While traveling from Guwahati to Delhi.. I was thinking what happened.. how did it happen. I felt so alone. I even cried,” commented Sarfaraz.
Sarfaraz Khan has scored 431 runs at an average of 107.75 so far in this Ranji season. There are two centuries and a half century in it. Sarfaraz is the only cricketer with a higher average in first class cricket after legendary cricketer Don Broadman (95.14).