Vijay Hazare Trophy: Sarfaraz Khan admitted to Ranchi hospital, health scare forces him to miss Services game

Reports say that Sarfaraz was to be released from the hospital on Sunday evening and is fine.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 13 November 2022 11:19 PM


Top-order batter Sarfaraz Khan missed out on the playing XI of the Mumbai team against Services in the Vijay Hazare Trophy because of a major health concern. As per reports, the 25-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Ranchi after experiencing pain due to a kidney stone and could not make it to the ground. 

The right-hander has been incredible for the team and was a crucial cog in Mumbai’s success as they won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Mumbai also missed Shivam Dube because of an injury that has ruled him out of the tournament. Dube picked up this injury while bowling. 

Similarly, star batter Shreyas Iyer will also not be available for the tournament as he is part of the Indian side for the New Zealand tour. Hence Ajinkya Rahane’s side had to field youngsters like Armaan Jaffer and Sairaj Patel to get the victory.   

Sarfaraz's father Naushad Khan talked to Cricbuzz about the right-hander’s health concern, where he expressed that the batter is fine after the day’s treatment.

"It is a minor but painful ailment of kidney stone, something he has been suffering from for quite some time. It gave him a lot of pain because of which he had to be taken to the hospital. He is fine now."

Cricbuzz also reports that Sarfaraz was to be released from the hospital on Sunday evening and is fine. Khan will be available for Mumbai's next game, against Maharashtra. The 25-year-old was the highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy last year (982 runs in six games).

He is also touted to be picked for the November-December India A tour of Bangladesh in the next couple of days.

"Sarfaraz is expected to be fit. The one-night stay in the hospital was a precautionary exercise and we are confident about his participation in Thursday's game," a team official said.


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