Sarfaraz had posted a cryptic message on Instagram. After being left out of the India squad for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
The message highlighted his numbers in first-class cricket, where he has an average of 80.47 and is second only to the legendary Don Bradman among batters who have played at least 50 innings.
In the Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday, Mumbai cricketer Sarfaraz Khan scored 125 runs off 155 balls to defeat Delhi and score a century.
He is currently the ninth-highest run scorer in the current Ranji Trophy season. Scoring 556 runs in six matches at an average of 111.20, including three hundred and one half-centuries.
He was the leading run-getter earlier in the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 (previous season) with 982 runs in six matches at an incredible average of 122.75, including four tons and two half-centuries.
However, despite his outstanding performances, the 25-year-old was not selected for the Indian team’s Test series against Australia in India.
Prior to Sarfaraz, the BCCI had announced the team for the first two Tests against the visitors. Which featured star batter, Suryakumar Yadav.
In response to the rejection, Sarfaraz posted a cryptic message on Instagram highlighting his first-class cricket statistics, in which he averages 80.47 and ranks second only to the legendary Don Bradman among batters who have played at least 50 innings.
On Tuesday, during an interview with Sports Tak. Sarfaraz was questioned about his excellent statistics and his proximity to Bradman’s record.
“I am very content. Sir (Don Bradman): Barabri to Kabhi koi nahi sakta. But main unke aas pass tha record me Mujhe pata chala, the record is here… Kabhi banta, Kabhi toot-ta, kabhi average accha rahta.
Kabhi ek na ek din wo bhi niche is here. Mai bus yahi attempt kar raha hu ki jabtak accha performance karta rahu. There is no such thing as a Don Bradman. But the fact that I am close to his record makes me very happy.
I learned about it. Records are set and broken, with an average that fluctuates between high and low at different times. Sarfaraz stated, “I have been trying to continue my good performance for as long as I can.”
He went on to say, “I don’t have any goals in life. My goal is to score runs in every match and do what I practice on the ground.”