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“If You’re Him and Not Chosen…”: Irfan Pathan’s cryptic post after Sarfaraz Khan’s rejection goes viral

<p>As the five-match Test series between England and India has began, talk over a specific first-class performer’s persistent exclusion has heated up once again.</p>
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<p>One of the best players in the Indian domestic red-ball cricket circuit is Sarfaraz Khan, and his impressive record speaks for itself. But he’s still kind of in the background.</p>
<p>The most recent rejection occurred when Virat Kohli withdrew from the first two games of the present series between India and England, creating a vacancy in the Test team. There were rumors that a younger player like Sarfaraz may get his first call-up, or that either Ajinkya Rahane or Cheteshwar Pujara might be called up.</p>
<p>Instead, the Indian team management decided to replace Kohli for the first two Tests with Rajat Patidar, a batter from Madhya Pradesh.</p>
<p>After scoring hundreds for India A against the England Lions in back-to-back practice matches and the first Unofficial Test in Ahmedabad, Patidar was rewarded.</p>
<p>Irfan Pathan, a former all-rounder for India, has questioned Sarfaraz’s non-selection despite the fact that he has 3751 runs at an average of 68.20 from 44 first-class matches.</p>
<p>“What are you thinking, if you are him and you are not picked for a test match in cricket?!” Sharing the 26-year-old’s FC cricket stats, Pathan wrote.</p>
<p>Sarfaraz is presently playing against the England Lions as a member of the India A team.</p>
<p>On the second day of the current unofficial Test in Ahmedabad, he reached a century, and the hosts responded strongly by bowling out the England Lions for 152. The series’ first game finished in a tie.</p>
<p>In an ODI against South Africa in Paarl, Patidar recently made his debut for his country by scoring 22 in the first innings.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, the BCCI has declared that Avesh Khan, a fast bowler, has been freed from the India test team to play for Madhya Pradesh in their next Ranji Trophy match.</p>

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