Sarfaraz Khan comes up with a shocking revelation
Sarfaraz Khan has scored 431 runs this ongoing Ranji Trophy season already [Source: Twitter]
Despite scoring truckloads of runs in First-Class cricket, Mumbai's Sarfaraz Khan finds himself away from the Indian Test team.
Sarfaraz, who in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022-23 season, has already notched up 431 runs at an average of 107.75 in five matches, was omitted from India's first-two Test squad for the upcoming Australian series, much to everyone's surprise.
Sarfaraz, currently in Delhi with Mumbai, spoke about how selectors told him about giving him a chance on the Bangladesh tour last year.
In an interview with TOI, Sarfaraz said he would continue to perform in domestic cricket and not get depressed over his latest Test snub while opening up about his recent conversation with chief selector Chetan Sharma.
Here's what Sarfaraz revealed
"During the Ranji Trophy final at Bangalore, when I scored a century, I met the selectors. I was told that 'you'll get your opportunity in Bangladesh. Be ready for that.' Recently, I met Chetan Sharma sir (chief selector) while we were checking in at the hotel in Mumbai,
"He asked me not to feel disheartened, and that my time will come. Good things take time to happen. You're very close (to an India berth). You'll get your chance. So, when I played another important knock, I had expectation. But it's alright."
The current Delhi Capitals batter said he was taking inspiration from Mumbai teammates Surya Kumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who earned national Test and T20I call-ups against Australia, respectively.
Sarfaraz will take the field against Delhi on Tuesday in Mumbai's Elite Group B encounter in Round 6 of the Ranji Trophy.