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Sunil Gavaskar Opines Selectors Should Go Fashion Show To Get Slim Guys
By CricShots - Jan 20, 2023 11:07 am
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There has been a pertinent question in the Indian cricket fraternity about what more Sarfaraz Khan needs to do to earn a place in the Test squad. Legendary Indian batter, Sunil Gavaskar has come hard on the Indian selection committee under the leadership of Chetan Sharma as they ignored the rising star Sarfaraz despite his red-hot form in the domestic arena.

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan scored another century

Overlooked for the high-profile Test series between India and Australia, promising young batter, Sarfaraz scored another hundred to continue his mesmerizing run in the Indian domestic circuit. Days after former Indian pacer, Venkatesh Prasad slammed the national selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz, Gavaskar comes in support of the youngster by taking an epic dig at the national selectors. 

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The former Indian skipper also lashed out at the critics for questioning the fitness of Sarfaraz Khan. In his hard-hitting statement against the national selectors, Sunil Gavaskar opined that cricketers come in all shapes and sizes.

During a chat with India Today, Sunil Gavaskar said, “If you are looking for only slim and trim guys, then might as well go to a fashion show and find some other models and give a bat and ball in their hands and then improve them. That’s not the way cricket goes. You have cricketers in all shapes and sizes. Don’t go by the size, go by the scores or wickets. He does not stay off the field when he scores a hundred. He is back on the field again. So, all that tells you is that the man is fit.”

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar’s remarks arrived days after Sarfaraz scored his third century in the 2023 edition of the Ranji Trophy. The premier batter propelled the Mumbai team to a respectable score of 293 in their 1st innings against Delhi at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Legendary cricketer Gavaskar also asserted that Yo-Yo Test can never be the only criteria for selection.

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Explaining the same, Sunil Gavaskar said, “How can you score runs? I think at the end of the day if you are unfit, you aren’t gonna score hundreds. Cricket fitness is the most important thing. Yo-Yo Test can’t be the only criterion. You got to make sure that the man is cricket fit as well. If the person, whoever it is, is cricket fit, then I don’t think it should be any matter.”

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