Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Despite performing continuously well in various domestic tournaments including the Ranji Trophy in the past few years, prolific batter Sarfaraz Khan has not received a national call-up for the upcoming West Indies tour. Following another snub of Sarfaraz, former India opener Aakash Chopra took a dig at BCCI for lack of clarity over the batsman’s omission from the Test squad.

The former India opener questioned BCCI about the reasons behind Sarfaraz’s continual snubs. Chopra further stated that the board should make public the reasons if they are unrelated to Sarfaraz’s domestic outings.

“What should Sarfaraz do? If you look at his numbers in the past three years, he is head and shoulders above the rest. He has scored everywhere. Even then, if he is not selected... what message does it send?” Chopra asked on his official YouTube channel.

“This is a question worth asking. If there is some other reason, something which you and I don’t know, make it public. Just say it that you didn’t like that particular thing about Sarfaraz, and that is why you are not considering him. But we don’t know if there is something like that. I don’t know if someone told Sarfaraz about that. If you don’t value first-class runs, it leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” Copra added.

Notably, along with Sarfaraz, another domestic star Abhimanyu Easwaran has also been snubbed from the Test squads for the West Indies tour.