Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India captain Rohit Sharma schooled emerging batter Sarfaraz Khan on the third day of the fourth Test against England in Ranchi on Sunday.

During the last part of England’s second innings, Rohit asked Sarfaraz to be stationed as a closing fielder as England batter were struggling to face Indian spinners on a difficult surface. Subsequently, Sarfaraz came to field at silly point area without a helmet or any other protective gear.

However, Rohit in his own style asked Sarfaraz to be careful and not to be a hero. The skipper also asked him to wear protective gears.

“Ae bhai.. zyada hero nahi banne ka… (Don’t try to be a hero),” said Rohit.

The stump mic caught Rohit schooling Sarfaraz that left them in splits.

Subsequently, KS Bharat came to the playing area with helmet and Sarfaraz wore it before the ball was bowled.

Notably, Sarfaraz is only playing the Second Test of his career. After a long wait, he was selected in the Indian team following consistent performances in domestic cricket.

The diminutive right-handed batter made an instant impact by scoring two half-centuries in the third Test of the five-match rubber against visiting England.