Meanwhile, former MSC chief selector Prasad also expressed his disappointment over Sarfaraz’s non-inclusion, but asked the Mumbai batter to take his example from Cheteshwar Pujara, who was excluded from the team but kept scoring and earned the challenge.
I don’t think this is the time for Sarfaraz to get upset. The only thing in his hands is to keep performing. The Dulip Trophy starts on Wednesday, and this is another chance for him to score points. Look, he can only control controllable factors, Prasad said.
When the famous magnificent five played for India, there were many cricketers who didn’t get a chance in the middle order. Subramaniam Badrinath’s name comes to my mind. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were having success at international level while Badrinath was racking up tons of runs in domestic cricket but not getting many chances.
Sarfaraz needs to take an example from Mohinder Amarnath and Laxman who were ignored and discarded but made a great comeback. He can currently take his example from Pujara, who was thrown out, he moved to County and scored a lot of points. He deserved a test call; now he’s been thrown out again, and he’s ready to fight for the win again. Disappointment is not the answer. I’m sure he’ll get his chance, but he has to keep gaining points, Prasad added.
Sarfaraz scored 2566 points