"Competition Is Tough": Faiz Fazal On Not Playing For India After Debut Half-Century

“Competition Is Tough”: Faiz Fazal On Not Playing For India After Debut Half-Century

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Faiz Fazal was knocked out for a duck (Credits - Twitter)

Faiz Fazal has been on song for his domestic team and made the most of his chances. However, he did not get enough chances to play for Team India. Faiz Fazal made his ODI debut in 2016 and it was the only international match he played. Fazal, however, never got a chance to represent the country again.

On his debut, Fazal notched up the score of unbeaten 55 against Zimbabwe. Revealing his thoughts, the Vidarbha captain said, he honestly has no idea why he never played for India again. He, however, reckoned that it might be due to competition for a spot in the national team. Fazal doesn’t has any regrets as he feels, he was fortunate to play for India.

Faiz Fazal
Faiz Fazal (Credits: AFP)

“I don’t know to be honest. You know the competition in the Indian team is very tough. I feel very fortunate that I could play for India. Because that was the aim to play for the country, nothing can be compared with that,” Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal said on the SportsTiger YouTube show ‘Off the Field’.

“I still aim to play for the Indian Test team. Yes, I feel disappointed that I couldn’t continue my place in the Indian team but better than asking me, I don’t know, you should ask few other people in the circuit.”

Rajneesh Gurbani, Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Semi-final, Vidarbha, Karnataka
Ater rollicking performance with the ball, Faizal Fazal-led Vidarbha is on the brink of creating history. Photo Credit: PTI.

Fazal has scored 8404 runs in first-class cricket at an average over 40. He has 37 half-centuries and 21 centuries to his name with the high score of 206 runs. In 2017-18, his state team Vidarbha won the first Ranji trophy. They defended their crown in the next year.

In 2019, under Fazal’s captaincy they bagged the prestigious Irani trophy.