Mumbai cricketer Sarfaraz Khan has been ruling the 2022 edition of the Ranji Trophy as he is the highest run-getter so far in the season. He has also scored three big hundreds so far, the latest of which came against Uttarakhand in the Quarterfinal match. Khan scored a brilliant 153 and formed a massive partnership with Suved Parkar for the fourth wicket.
Not only in this edition, but Sarfaraz Khan also scored a lot of runs in the previous edition of the red-ball tournament. The Mumbai batter aggregated 928 runs across 9 innings in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20. There was also a triple century scored that season by Sarfaraz Khan and he averaged over 150. In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, Khan is averaging around 140 and there are still two games left (if Mumbai reach the final).
Can’t be ignored anymore: Twitter demands inclusion of Sarfaraz Khan in Indian Test team after a prolific run in Ranji Trophy 2022
These terrific performances from Sarfaraz Khan are earning him loads of praise from everywhere. Fans are even calling him the ‘Bradman’ of the Indian domestic circuit. Meanwhile, a section of fans is also demanding his inclusion into the Indian Test setup citing his mind-bobbling FC numbers. Notably, Sarfaraz Khan currently has over 2100 runs in 33 innings and averages over 77.
Check out some of the tweets:
Sarfaraz Khan should be in the Test squad… The way he is performing at the domestic level is equal to Bradman level consistency … Do not think he will get into playing 11 because he is already stuffed with the best batsman.. But backup he should be in the team.
— Sai (@akakrcb6) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan is in unreal form in the domestic cricket.
He had scored 2200+ runs with 80+ average in first class cricket.
It's high time to him to be considered for selection in Indian cricket team.
— Anurag Jain (@Cric8CrazyAnu) June 7, 2022
Looks like Sarfaraz Khan enjoyed just another day in the office. Incredible consistency and for all the talent he possesses, it feels so good to see him pile on the runs like this. India A is a formality #RanjiTrophy
— Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) June 7, 2022
Don Bradman – 95.14
Sarfaraz Khan- 80.42
Vijay Merchant – 71.64
George Headly – 69.86
Bahir Shah – 69.02 #CricketTwitter
— Roshmi 💗 (@CricCrazyRoshmi) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan numbers in last two seasons of #RanjiTrophy ⬇️
Innings: 9 | Runs: 928 | Avg: 154.66 | HS: 301* | 100s: 3 | 50s: 2
Innings: 5 | Runs: 704 | Avg: 140.8 | HS: 275 | 100s: 3 | 50s: 1 pic.twitter.com/IwaB3YruJk
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan has been such a fine player in the domestic circuit with 7 FC 100s to his name so far, but I hope he gets better with his fitness. That’s the only probable that is stopping him from getting a call up. Hope he turns his fitness fortunes around!
— Srinivasa Raghavan (@imsraghavan) June 7, 2022
Why sarfaraz Khan is not getting considered for Indian test team despite scoring tons of run in every Ranji season? His first class average is 77.7 and I don't think anyone is near him. As I remember vihari is 2nd. @CricCrazyJohns @mufaddal_vohra @CricketWithAsh @WasimJaffer14 pic.twitter.com/KLyhopimSO
— Nothing (@nothing10995438) June 6, 2022
I don't think Sarfaraz Khan should be playing at this level anymore. If you are averaging 80+ while striking at 70+, you should graduate to the next level.
The more you play at a level where you are heads and shoulders above the rest, the more your progress stagnates. https://t.co/7qA8ELNavq
— Cricketjeevi (@wildcardgyan) June 7, 2022
Why selectors are passing over Sarfaraz Khan https://t.co/Ez7fjOX4o1
— Tauseef (@imtauseefkhaliq) June 7, 2022
That brings Sarfaraz Khan's #RanjiTrophy tally since January 2020 to 1632 runs in 10 matches. Average of 148.36. He's batted 14 times, gone past 100 six times, and hit 50+ nine times. All while scoring at over 4.5 runs an over in *first-class cricket*. Gobsmackingly incredible.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) June 7, 2022
Sarfaraz Khan is literally breaking the door down as Mayank did in his breakout Ranji season. Can't be ignored anymore.
— Uday Kiran (@udyktweets) June 6, 2022