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Father cant control tears as Sarfaraz Khan handed India Test debut cap

CricketFather cant control tears as Sarfaraz Khan handed India Test debut cap

Srinagar: It was emotional and dream come true moment for the Khan family, as highlu talented batter Sarfaraz Khan recieved his India Test debut cap from former India cricketer Anil Kumble on Thursday for the India vs England Third test in Rajkot.

It was moment of both joy and emotions as Sarfaraz’s father couldnt hold back his tears of joy, seeing his kid getting the cap.
Sarfaraz Khan had an exceptional run of form in the domestic circuit over the last couple of years and with Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all missing out, Sarfaraz got his much awaited Test debut cap.

Sarfaraz’s father was present at the ground and he could not control his tears during the ceremony.

India won the toss and elected to bat against England in the third Test of the five-match series.

“We’re going to bat first. We’ve made some changes, made four changes. Some injuries and some guys coming back from the last game. Two debutants. Siraj and Jadeja are back. Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar miss out. Looks a good pitch, better than the last two we’ve played on. Rajkot is known to be a good pitch but it’ll deteriorate as it goes. The guys have stood up and done the job for the team when it was needed. The next three Test matches will be as exciting as the first two. Need to keep our focus here and see how we can do well,” India skipper Rohit Sharma said at the toss.

The series is locked at 1-1 as England captain Ben Stokes is appearing in his 100th Test.

India handed debuts to middle-order batter Sarfaraz Khan, a heavy scorer in domestic cricket for Mumbai, and young wicketkeeper batter Dhruv Jurel, who will replace KS Bharat in the playing eleven.

England have brought back pacer Mark Wood in place of young spinner Shoaib Bashir.

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