Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After having a consistent show in domestic cricket, emerging batter Sarfaraz Khan was selected in the Indian team. Sarfaraz impressed with his batting in the recently-concluded Test series against England. However unfortunately, Sarfaraz has not been picked by any franchise in the auction ahead of IPL 2024.

Moreover, Sarfaraz’s younger brother Musheer has also been performing in domestic cricket consistently. After helping India emerge runners-up in the U-19 World Cup, Musheer performed splendidly both with the bat and ball to help Mumbai clinch their 42nd Ranji title recently. He became the youngest Mumbai batter to score a hundred in a Ranji final eclipsing the mark of legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

However, Musheer also remained unsold in the IPL 2024 auction. However, he is happy that he went unsold during last year’s player auction because it gives him some more time to ‘understand’ the T20 format.

“My name is not in the IPL. But I don’t feel disappointed. My father tells me to play Test cricket and play for Team India. IPL will eventually happen, if not today then tomorrow,” said Musheer during an interview.

“It’s good that I got another year to prepare for the IPL. I will understand T20 cricket more, and how I should prepare for this format. I am really inspired by my brother because of his dedication and the way he bats. Our batting style is similar,” he added.