IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Is Sarfaraz Khan the perfect substitute for Rishabh Pant?

In a remarkable display of talent, Sarfaraz Khan stole the spotlight from centurions Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja as he marked his Test debut with a sensational half-century against England. Despite an unfortunate run-out ending his innings at 66, Sarfaraz’s explosive performance showcased his potential to make a significant impact in Test cricket.

While Skipper Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja displayed outstanding batting prowess, with Rohit scoring his 11th Test century and Jadeja nearing his fourth, it was Sarfaraz’s electrifying 48-ball fifty that captured the audience’s attention. With fearless strokes and unwavering confidence, Sarfaraz embarked on a captivating counterattack, elevating the excitement of the game.


As India concluded the day’s play at 326/5, Sarfaraz’s debut innings stood out as the most thrilling among all performances. The 23-year-old’s compelling debut raises questions about his potential role in the team, sparking discussions about whether he could be a viable substitute for Rishabh Pant in the future.