IPL franchises rue missed opportunity with Sarfaraz Ahmed

As the IPL season approaches, cricket enthusiasts are buzzing with discussions about potential line-ups for various franchises. Amidst these conversations, there’s a growing sentiment of missed opportunity surrounding Sarfaraz Ahmed, particularly considering his recent impressive Test debut for India.

The absence of Sarfaraz from the IPL circuit this year is lamentable, especially given his stellar form. Previously associated with the Delhi Capitals franchise until 2023, Sarfaraz was released following a lackluster performance in the preceding season. However, his resurgence has left many teams rueing the decision to let him go.


CSK, led by the iconic MS Dhoni, stands out as a team that could have greatly benefited from Sarfaraz’s inclusion. With Dhoni likely to embark on his final IPL campaign, Sarfaraz’s expertise and batting prowess could have bolstered the Super Kings’ top-order, potentially leading to match-winning performances.

Similarly, RCB, despite parting ways with Sarfaraz over a decade ago, could have leveraged his transformed skills to strengthen their batting lineup. Known for his ability to provide solidity to the middle-order, Sarfaraz would have been a valuable asset for the Bangalore-based franchise.

KKR, plagued by inconsistencies in their top-order over the years, missed out on a golden opportunity by not securing Sarfaraz’s services. His inclusion could have addressed their batting woes and provided stability to the team’s lineup, potentially altering their fortunes in the upcoming season.

As IPL fans eagerly await the commencement of the tournament, the absence of Sarfaraz Ahmed from the roster serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of cricketing decisions and the potential impact of overlooked talents on franchise dynamics.