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‘Unreal’- Twitter in awe after Sarfaraz Khan scores his fourth century in the Ranji Trophy 2021-22

Sarfaraz Khan has now hit four hundreds in the Ranji Trophy 2022

Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan (Twitter/BCCI)

Sarfaraz Khan is now coming of age every year in red-ball cricket since making his comeback in Mumbai in 2020. For the unversed, he had left the team after his father asked him to play for Uttar Pradesh in 2015. The change of team didn’t help his cause as he struggled badly and didn’t get enough opportunities on the U.P side till 2019.

The right-hander had enough and told his father that he would either play for Mumbai or leave cricket. Returning to the former team wasn’t as easy as people would think. According to the Indian Cricket Board rules, the former India U19 player had to complete a cooling-off period of one year. In that phase, he played club cricket across the city and scored tons of runs.

The selectors were impressed and the 24-year-old was back on the team. His comeback to the 41-time Ranji Trophy-winning team was a fruitful one. The middle-order batter scored a whopping 928 runs. Meanwhile, due to COVID -19 pandemic, the premier domestic tournament wasn’t played for two years in 2020 and 2021. The tournament was revived early this year.

However, Khan’s hunger for runs was only increasing and has now scored more than 928 runs and counting. This included four hundreds in the season averaging more than 150. The team has also benefitted from the performance as now they are playing the final against Madhya Pradesh as we speak. In the final, the 24-First Class player scored 134 runs took the team to 374 all-out.

At one stage, the team was struggling at 228/5. However, the innings of Sarfaraz took the team to such a competitive total. Currently, his run tally in the season is 937 runs and has the opportunity to get past 1000 runs which will depend on how the second innings goes. Meanwhile, the Twitter users are in awe of the performance and are hoping for him to break the doors of Indian Test team. After the exclusion of Ajinkya Rahane, one spot in the middle order is vacant.

This is how Twitter reacted

 

 

 

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