There has been a lot going on at the home front where India opted to go to the Test series against Australia without Sarfaraz Ahmed who was in scintillating form throughout the domestic arcade in 2022. India opted to bring on board KS Bharat and a rising sensation in Ishan Kishan who was in blinding form against Bangladesh, showcasing his true self.
The Mumbai cricketer has racked up fascinating numbers in the domestic circuit where he recently scored a staggering century against Delhi, hammering a fine 125 from just 155 balls. In the ongoing Ranji Trophy, he is the 9th highest run-scorer with 556 runs from 6 matches at an average of 111.20 with three tons and one half-century.
In the preceding edition of the Ranji Trophy, Sarfaraz Ahmed was the second-highest run-scorer as he managed to hammer 982 runs at a stunning average of 122.75. He smashed four centuries and two half-centuries to lead the way for Mumbai.
Despite such promise, Sarfaraz couldn’t take the snub as he talked about in detail with Sports Tak. He opened up on the fact that he is almost on the brink of coming within close vicinity of Don Bradman’s staggering records in domestic cricket.
Sarfaraz said, “I am very happy. Sir (Don Bradman) ki barabri to kabhi koi kar hi nahi sakta but mai bahur khus hu ki main unke aas pass tha record me. Mujhe pata chala, record ka kya hai… kabhi banta hai, kabhi toot-ta hai, kabhi average accha rahta hai, kabhi ek na ek din wo bhi niche aa jata hai. Mai bus yahi try kar raha hu ki jabtak accha performance ho raha hai, accha performance karta rahu. (No one can become another Don Bradman but i am very happy that i am near his record. I got to know about it. Records get created and are broken as well, sometimes the average is high, but someday it falls as well. What I have been trying to do is to continue my good performance as long as I can).” He further said, “I don’t have any goals in life…my aim is to score runs in every match and execute what I practice on the ground.” Despite all the sizzling numbers in the domestic arcade, it will be difficult for this young man to bag a national call-up considering the cutthroat position for the wicket-keeper, considering the blazing form of Ishan Kishan now.