Sarfaraz Khan is not getting a place in Team India despite his excellent performance, is his excess weight the reason for this?
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Sarfaraz Khan… The bat of this player is scoring runs. This batsman is hitting century after century but as if the selectors of Team India have closed their eyes. This player has not found a place in the team for the two Test matches against Australia despite scoring 1910 runs in the last 12 Ranji matches at an average of 136.42. the question is why sarfaraz khan Who is not being given a place by the selectors of Team India? Sarfaraz Khan’s weight is also believed to be the main reason for this. Former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad also tweeted on this issue.
Prasad tweeted that there are many cricketers whose weight is more than Sarfaraz and they are playing. He advised the selectors that they should look at the runs and not the weight of the player. Venkatesh Prasad’s point is right somewhere. Many such players have been seen in the cricket world who despite being overweight showed their batsmanship.
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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq’s weight was more than 100 kg. But the batting of this player created panic all over the world. Inzamam hit 35 international centuries and he scored more than 11 thousand runs in ODIs. In Tests too, he scored more than 8000 runs with his bat. Inzamam-ul-Haq also made his team the champion by performing amazingly in the 1992 World Cup.
The weight of former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga was also more than 90 kg. But his batting was often a problem for the opposing bowlers. Ranatunga scored 5105 runs in Tests, scored 7256 runs in ODIs and also made Sri Lanka the world champion in the 1996 World Cup.
Former Australia cricketer David Boon’s weight was also more than 90 kg, but despite this, this player showed the threat of his bat. Boon hit 21 Test centuries and 5 ODI centuries. He scored more than 7 thousand Test runs in Tests, whereas in ODIs, about 6 thousand runs came out of his bat.
It is absolutely true that now cricket has changed a lot. Now more attention is given to the fitness of the player, but fitness cannot be gauged from the physical. If Sarfaraz passes the yo-yo test and at the same time he scores runs, then there should be no problem in his selection.