Dilip Vengsarkar the 1983 World Cup-winning player and former BCCI chief selector said that Sarfaraz Khan should be included in the Indian Team.
These remarks came after Sarfaraz’s brilliant knock of 153 runs in the quarter-final of the marquee domestic competition against Uttarakhand.
Vensarkar said that Sarfaraz should have been playing for India as he has got a lot of runs in domestic cricket.
“He should have been playing for India at the moment. He has scored tons of runs every time (in Ranji Trophy). And if the selectors are still not convinced, then I am really surprised. What else can he do to get into the Indian squad? Every year, he has scored more than 800 runs for Mumbai,” Vengsarkar told to Khaleej Times.
He continued, “I have seen him since he was 12. He is a street-smart cricketer. He is always hungry for success. He is very fit and the most important thing is that he can play long innings. He has the ability to win matches, which is very rare in batsmen. He has scored runs against pace, against spin. So what else can he do? He is scoring runs consistently. Once he hits the fourth gear, he is a treat to watch.”
“He is an improviser. And you need somebody to accelerate the scoring rate. A batsman like him helps the team because he keeps the scoreboard moving all the time.” He added
This season Sarfaraz Khan is with the Delhi Capitals. He was bought by the franchise at INR 20 lakhs.