Rohit Sharma’s Frustration Evident As Sarfaraz Khan’s Dream Debut Marred By Untimely Run-Out
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2024 5:46 pm
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Thursday marked a poignant moment for Sarfaraz Khan and his family as the Mumbai batsman realized his long-cherished dream of making his international debut. With a stellar track record in domestic cricket, Sarfaraz had patiently awaited his opportunity on the international stage.

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan witnessed a horrible run-out

When Anil Kumble presented him with the Test cap, emotions ran high as tears welled up in the eyes of Sarfaraz’s family. The 26-year-old wasted no time in making an impact, notching his maiden fifty in Test cricket off just 48 balls. Despite appearing set for a substantial innings, Sarfaraz’s debut was marred by a run-out following a regrettable mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja.

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In an over bowled by James Anderson, Jadeja, batting in his 90s, hesitated after driving the ball to mid-on and initially called for a single. However, upon realizing the presence of a fielder, he promptly turned down the run.

Unfortunately, Sarfaraz was already too far from the crease, resulting in his dismissal. The disappointment was palpable, with even captain Rohit Sharma expressing his frustration by tossing his cap in dismay.


During the cap presentation ceremony, Kumble conveyed his pride in Sarfaraz’s journey to the national team, emphasizing the significance of his family’s support. He commended Sarfaraz’s perseverance through the highs and lows of his career, acknowledging the weight of representing India in Test cricket.

In a heartfelt message, Anil Kumble stated, “Sarfaraz, I am really proud of the way you come through, am sure your dad and your family would be extremely proud of what you have been able to achieve. I know you have done all the hard work and disappointments, but despite that all the runs that you have scored through the domestic season. Well done to you. I am sure you will have lots of wonderful memories today. Start of a long career.”

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Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik presented Dhruv Jurel with his maiden Test cap, reflecting on the honor and responsibility of representing India in the longest format of the game. Karthik underscored the deep sense of satisfaction that comes with excelling in Test cricket, emphasizing its purity and significance.