Sarfaraz Khan targets BCCI selectors for ignoring him for India’s tour to West Indies

Sarfaraz Khan

Sarfaraz Khan, who has been in excellent form, expressed his frustration towards the BCCI selectors after being overlooked for the third time in 2023. He highlighted his impressive batting performances in recent seasons, accumulating 3505 runs at an average of 79.65, including 13 centuries.

During Friday afternoon, the interim head of BCCI’s selection committee, Shiv Sunder Das, revealed the 16-member India squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies, featuring two Tests. While young talents like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar received their first call-ups, the omission of Sarfaraz Khan once again disappointed Indian cricket fans and the player himself.

Sarfaraz Khan posted this image of his domestic stats after the Indian squad was announced
Sarfaraz Khan posted this image of his domestic stats after the Indian squad was announced

Despite his exceptional numbers, Sarfaraz has consistently been left out of the Indian Test team. He previously missed out on selection for the tour of Bangladesh, the Border-Gavaskar series, and the World Test Championship final.

In response, Sarfaraz posted a video of his Ranji Trophy highlights on Instagram, conveying a strong message to the selectors. The video didn’t require any captions to convey his disappointment. On Friday, Sarfaraz Khan responded to being overlooked by the selectors by posting an Instagram story.

The story featured a video showcasing his impressive performances from the last Ranji Trophy season. Without the need for captions, the video served as a strong message from Sarfaraz to the selectors.

Sunil Gavaskar lends support to Sarfaraz Khan

“Sarfaraz Khan has been scoring at an average of 100 in all past three seasons. What does he have to do to be picked in the squad? He might not be in the XI, but you pick him in the team.” Gavaskar said. 

“Tell him that his performances are being recognised. Otherwise, stop playing Ranji Trophy. Say, it’s of no use, you just play IPL and think you are good enough for the red-ball game as well.” – Sunil Gavaskar concluded.