Sarfaraz Khan silences doubters with blazing century against Rohit Sharma’s India ‘A’ in practice game

Sarfaraz Khan, often overlooked despite his consistent performances, delivered a resounding statement by scoring a century against Rohit Sharma’s India ‘A’ during a three-day intra-squad practice game in Centurion. The innings not only caught the attention of the Indian captain but also presents Sarfaraz with an opportunity to showcase his skills on the international stage as the India A tours resume.

Despite boasting an impressive 71.70 average in First-Class cricket over the last three seasons, Sarfaraz Khan has struggled to break into the Indian Test side. The selectors seemed unmoved, even with his prolific performances in the Ranji Trophy. His inclusion in the India A side for the IND vs SA Test series was his only chance.

In a lone innings against South Africa A, Sarfaraz managed a commendable 68 in Potchefstroom. However, it is his recent century, achieved in the presence of Rohit Sharma and against the formidable Jasprit Bumrah, that is expected to boost his confidence significantly as he gears up for the final tour game.