The legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar Has given Indian selectors a hard jab for being ignored time and time again Sarfaraz KhanWho is currently in the best form of his cricket career.
In the last three editions of the Ranji Trophy, Sarfraz scored 2400 runs but still failed to get his first India call-up. The selectors of the Indian team dropped the former Test captain Ajinkya Rahane from the squad last year after scoring low in the longest format. Rahane’s omission and injury Shreyas Iyer Australia has a vacant spot in the Test squad, but the selection committee has preferred white-ball stars. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar YadavInstead of including Sarfraz.
The squad announced by the selectors for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy did not go down well with many cricket pundits. And now Gavaskar has come down hard against the national selectors Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) To ignore Sarfraz.
“At the end of the day, if you’re unfit, you’re not going to make a hundred. So cricket fitness is most important. I have no problem with your yo-yo test or whatever you want to do, but the yo-yo test cannot be the only criterion,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by Sports Today.
“You have to make sure the guy is fit for cricket as well. And if the person, whoever it is, is fit for cricket, then I don’t think it really matters. He is not staying outside the field while scoring a century, he is back on the field again. That tells you that the man is fit for cricket,” Little Master added.
“If you’re only looking for slim and trim guys, you can go to a fashion show and pick some models and then hand them a bat and a ball and then include them. You have cricketers of all sizes. Don’t go by size, go by runs and wickets. Gavaskar concludes.