Kabhi girte to kabhi girke sambhalte rehte, baithe rehne se to behtar tha ke chalte rehte. (It’s better to keep walking than to fall down, get up, or sit still. Relying on others won’t get you anywhere. You have to walk towards your destination by yourself.)
Sarfaraz Khan initiates a conversation with Shayari (Urdu poetry) to explain his situation. Like his UPSC aspirants preparing day and night to clear their exams, Khan has scored a truckload but has yet to clear the main test of selection to the national team again. was. His name was missing from the list for the home series against Australia. Three years of hard work has yet to pay off.
A friend texted him in a dramatic conversation.
“Everywhere I go I hear rumors that he will soon be playing for India. There are thousands of messages on social media talking about my exclusion. Sub Volte Hein Terra Time Aega (Everyone says your time will come). I came to Delhi from Assam the day after the selection and couldn’t sleep all night. why am i not there But now, when I told my father, it went back to normal. I never give up practicing, I never get depressed. Don’t worry, I will keep trying,” he told the Indian Express.
I understand how Kan feels. Since 2019, the Mumbai batsman has scored 900, 500, 2200 and 3 tons in his 22 innings he has scored 2,289 runs, averaging 134.64. No wonder his friends call him ‘India ka Bradman’.
“Somewhere I got hurt,” he often says. His coach, his father Naushad, posted his run on social his media in the hope that someone would take credit for his son. But he was disappointed too. Khan Sr. flew to Delhi where Mumbai is scheduled to play the next Ranji Trophy game.
“I was totally depressed. It’s natural for anyone, especially if you scored a lot. I’m also a human, not a machine. I have feelings too. I talked to my father, he came to delhi i just had a practice session with him in delhi i got a message i hear i should have been there my dad came in and our job is to score Yes, he said he feels that the day will come when I will play for India, so I have to keep that belief and leave it to fate,” adds Khan.
Khan had heard that he would be selected based on his performance in the country since India was about to travel to Bangladesh for the test series.
Chief Selector Chetan Sharma met him two weeks ago and said that all good things in life come later, but in cricket time is of the essence.
Khan is 26 years old. Before each qualifying session, he admits to visualizing his name appearing on the Indian team, but recently his name disappeared from his handle on BCCI’s Twitter. I was overwhelmed for a moment when I saw it.
“I’m sorry I didn’t see your name. But it’s not in my hands. I’ve done all I can.” Din ko din aur raat ko raat nahi samjha (I work day and night). I just practice every day. When I was growing up I felt that we would find a place in the Mumbai Ranji team at home. Now I am talking about when I will find a place in the Indian team. progressed. ”
Naushad, a former club player turned coach to his sons Sarfaraz and Musir, always offers life lessons. He has given many examples of players falling into depression and ending up mentally before they hit the big stage.
“I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs in my life so far, so I’m not going to hold onto this rejection for too long,” Khan says.
Was his India A performance behind his non-selection or was it his fitness?
Khan dismisses such speculation. Instead, he asks what more he has to do for India’s call-up, which he says is Ranji with his trophy, where he’s at bat two days and outfielder the next two days. The yo-yo test is also cleared. If performances in India A were a selection criterion, Prithvichaux did not appear in the India A match, although he was selected for the India T20 squad. Past selectors have given way to special players without considering India A’s performance.
“I don’t love you (No way), there are many players who have never played for the Indian A team and have found a place in the Indian team.so i believe it Apna Time Aega (my time comes). Why only red balls? I also did well in white ball cricket. Although hospitalized during the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he returned and scored hundreds in two games. He also held Mumbai’s wicket for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. No matter what anyone says, I think I can play for India in a whiteball match,” Khan concluded.