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Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan, whose name has been the subject of much debate in the cricketing world, is eagerly awaiting his call-up to the Indian Test squad. Despite his remarkable performances and consistent run of form, he was overlooked for the Test series against West Indies. Nevertheless, Sarfaraz remains determined to refine his skills and make a strong case for his selection.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Sarfaraz shared a story that showcased his unwavering commitment to his craft. He captioned the post with the words "Home practice," indicating his dedication to honing his skills even in the absence of official team duties.

When it comes to first-class cricket, Sarfaraz has been enjoying a remarkable purple patch in his career. With 37 matches under his belt, he has amassed an impressive total of 3,505 runs, boasting a staggering average of 79.65. His incredible consistency has led him to score 13 centuries, with his highest individual score being an unbeaten 301 in domestic matches.

In List A cricket, Sarfaraz has also exhibited his prowess with the bat. In 26 matches, he has accumulated 469 runs at an average of 39.08. Additionally, he has recorded two centuries in this format, further solidifying his case for a place in the national side.

During the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy season, Sarfaraz's performances were nothing short of exceptional. In just six matches, he amassed an impressive tally of 556 runs at an average of 92.66. This remarkable run included three centuries, showcasing his ability to deliver match-winning performances consistently.

Notably, Sarfaraz emerged as the leading run-scorer in 2022, amassing an astonishing 982 runs in just six Test matches, with an average of 122.75. Such remarkable figures and his consistent ability to convert starts into big scores make a strong argument for his inclusion in the Test side.

Looking back to the 2019-2020 season, Sarfaraz was among the top five run-scorers in the Ranji Trophy. He accumulated a total of 928 runs in six matches at a phenomenal average of 154.66. In the process, he struck three centuries, including his career-best knock of 301*, further solidifying his reputation as one of the most promising talents in first-class cricket.

Sarfaraz's exclusion from the Indian Test squad has sparked a heated debate within the cricketing fraternity. Fans and legends of the game, such as Sunil Gavaskar, have vocally expressed their support for his inclusion in the longer format. His consistent performances and ability to score big runs have drawn comparisons to some of the greats of the game.

As Sarfaraz diligently works on his skills during his home practice sessions, he remains optimistic about his chances of breaking into the national Test side. His remarkable records and undeniable talent make it difficult to ignore his claim for a place in the team. The cricketing world eagerly awaits the selectors' decision, hoping to witness Sarfaraz's much-anticipated Test debut and witness his remarkable skills on the international stage.


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