Sarfaraz Khan’s first-ever Test call-up for the second match against England has been granted due to exceptional skills showcased in the domestic circuit. His position in the playing XI is not yet guaranteed, but he has the potential to outshine newcomer Rajat Patidar or secure a spot alongside him. Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta remains skeptical about Sarfaraz’s abilities, pointing out his lack of significant contributions in high-pressure matches, despite an impressive average of nearly 70 in First Class cricket.
Dasgupta does not believe that First-Class cricket possesses teams of sufficient quality to accurately assess a player’s worthiness for national team selection, and also shared his perspective on the comparison between Shubman Gill and Sarfaraz Khan, indicating that the former is more likely to receive opportunities due to the selectors recognizing greater potential in him.
“At times, the selectors and team management have to be convinced about you as a player and you as a talent. It becomes very important that the team management, selectors, and captain trust your potential, about what you can do,” he asserted.