Friday , April 19 2024

IND vs ENG: Sarfaraz equaled his own record by giving test cap, know the interesting connection

Anil Kumble and Sarfaraz Khan: Sarfaraz Khan, who made a great start to his career in the third Test against England in Rajkot, gave a stellar performance. In the first innings of his career, Sarfaraz made it clear to millions of fans that he can play Test matches as well as domestic matches. In this match, Sarfaraz scored a fifty in 48 balls. Against the bowlers of England, he scored 62 runs in 66 balls with the help of 9 fours and 1 six. The young cricketer played brilliantly, however, he was a bit unlucky and got run out due to a wrong call by Ravindra Jadeja at the non-striker's end. Despite being run out in his debut match, Sarfaraz equaled the record of former India legend and debut cap man Anil Kumble.

Equaling Anil Kumble's record

Before Sarfaraz, Anil Kumble also made his Test debut against England in Manchester on 9 August 1990. Like Sarfaraz, Anil Kumble was also run out in the first innings of his first Test match. In this way, a special connection has been formed between the two cricketers through run out. However, Kumble was able to score only 2 runs in his first Test innings, which was 60 runs less than Sarfaraz's first innings.

Stokes' bouncer strategy did not work

While playing against India, Ben Stokes adopted a very special strategy against Sarfaraz on the advice of England Lions coach. In which the English pacer came round the wicket from the corner of the crease and hit a bouncer against Sarfaraz. Seeing this, Jadeja asked him to be patient. But due to a mistake by Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz was run out and a controversy arose. However, after this controversy, Jadeja admitted his mistake and wrote, 'Sadly for Sarfaraz, I made a wrong call.'

Kumble gave debut cap to Sarfaraz

Sarfaraz Khan was given his debut Test cap by former Indian spin bowler Anil Kumble. In such a situation, it is an interesting coincidence to equal Kumble's record by taking a debut Test cap against England.