On Sunday, Sarfaraz, who shares the same dressing room with Suryakumar from home matches for Mumbai, ended his silence in the ongoing criticism of the selectors’ call on India’s batting star.
Sarfaraz said –
“Obviously it is (on his selection being inspirational). Suryakumar is a good friend of mine. And we spend a lot of time together when we are in the team together. I get to learn a lot of things from him. He had to wait for a long time but the way he has been playing, he has taken on his experience together, so that makes things easy”.
When asked by journalist Vimal Kimar about Suryakumar Yadav‘s selection, and whether he found it inspiring the length of time he had to wait for his India cap, Sarfaraz revealed that they share a good bond and that he gets to learn a lot from his “friend”.
Last week, in an interview, Sarfaraz has spoken about his first reaction after the team announcement –
“When the team was announced and my name wasn’t there, I was very sad. Anyone in my place in this world would’ve been sad, because I had expected to be picked, but wasn’t (chosen). Yesterday, I was sad the whole day, when we traveled from Guwahati to Delhi. I was thinking about what and why it happened. I was feeling very lonely and cried too”.