Cassian Baliarsingh

Batting stalwart Sarfaraz Khan’s dream debut for India ended in an unceremonious runout, all thanks to Ravindra Jadeja’s suicidal call for a run in the third Test against England in Rajkot. 

The way he was performing on the field, Sarfaraz was on his way to something special – probably a century on his debut – but his innings ended unceremoniously due to Jadeja’s terrible mistake. His long wait to play for the country ended on a bad note as Jadeja miscalculated a run that ended in Sarfaraz losing his wicket.

However, Sarfaraz’s innings almost overshadowed Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja who scored 131 and 110 respectively. He was going great with great guns and taking the game away from England with his aggressive batting.

Fans were also furious with Jadeja for Sarfaraz’s wicket. However, Jadeja acknowledged his mistake and tendered a sweet apology to Sarfaraz. Sharing a sorry note, Jadeja wrote, “Feeling bad for @sarfarazkhan97 it was my wrong call. Well played.”

On the other hand, captain Rohit Sharma was also seen getting furious and throwing away his cap in anger in the dressing room.

In his first Test match, Sarfaraz went on a rampage from the start and scored a fluent 62 off just 66 balls. He scored his first half-century with nine fours and a six. He put up an effective partnership with Jadeja to help India reach an impressive total before getting dismissed.

On the other hand, Jadeja and Rohit Sharma also played well and had an effective partnership of more than 200 runs. Rohit completed his 11th Test ton in the process while Jadeja scored an impressive 110 runs.