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Sourav Ganguly Supports Sarfaraz Khan After Omission from West Indies Tour Squad

Former India cricket team captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has expressed support for Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan, following the player’s omission from the team selected for the upcoming West Indies tour. Ganguly has opposed the idea that a player must prove himself through the Indian Premier League (IPL) to secure a spot in the Test team.

Emphasising the importance of recognising domestic cricket performance, Ganguly compared Sarfaraz’s situation with Yashasvi Jaiswal, another prolific run scorer in the Ranji Trophy.

“I feel for Sarfaraz Khan. At some point, he should get an opportunity for the amount of runs that he has scored in the past three years,” Ganguly stated in an interview with the PTI news agency at London. He added that the same principle should be applied to Abhimanyu Easwaran, another player who has consistently performed well in domestic cricket over the last few years.

Ganguly, who has worked closely with Sarfaraz in his role as Director of Cricket at Delhi Capitals, refuted the perception that Sarfaraz struggles against fast bowling. “I personally feel he has no problems against fast bowling and he should be given an opportunity,” he said.

Discussing the challenges of managing player workload between the IPL and the World Test Championship, Ganguly disagreed with the suggestion that the BCCI should intervene to limit players’ participation in the IPL. He cited examples of successful transitions between formats by players such as Ajinkya Rahane and Australian cricketers Cameron Green and David Warner.

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