Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

The West Indies legend Ian Bishop showered Sarfaraz Khan with praise after consistently strong showings in the domestic circuit.

Many batters have been surprised with their constant play during the 2021–2022 Ranji Trophy season, but Mumbai’s Sarfaraz shines out from the rest due to his unwavering consistency and excellence all season long.

Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop (Credits: Twitter)

The 24-year-old batter has hit 937 runs in eight innings with an astounding average of 137.85. Sarfaraz led Mumbai in scoring with 134 during the last match against Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. He made his fourth century of the year and helped Mumbai reach a formidable total of 374.

He Averages 81 In First-Class Cricket, Remarkable- WI Ian Bishop Lavishes Praise On Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan. Image: Twitter

Demand for Sarfaraz’s international call-up has multiplied among Indian fans following a standout Ranji season. After smashing a crucial century in the championship game, he even caught the eye of legendary West Indies batsman Ian Bishop, who was watching from thousands of miles away.

‘Sarfaraz Khan averages 81 in FC cricket’: Bishop

Bishop praised Sarfaraz’s remarkable consistency while pointing out his average in first-class cricket on his official Twitter account.

“Sarfraz Khan averages 81 in FC cricket. Yes, it’s a small sample size of 24 games, but it’s still remarkable,” wrote Bishop.

Sarfaraz may not even have succeeded in getting sufficient chances for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the 24-year-old has been in mesmerizing form in red-ball cricket in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022 edition.

Mumbai player Sarfaraz Khan. Photo-Screengrab
Mumbai player Sarfaraz Khan. Photo-Screengrab

Currently, Sarfaraz Khan has over 2,200 first-class runs with an average of over 80 and seven hundred. None of his six hundred from the past has fallen below 150. Two 150+ scores, one triple hundred, and two double hundreds.

Madhya Pradesh was 123/1 at the close of Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final versus Mumbai, still trailing by 251 runs after the first innings.

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