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Sarfaraz’s father gets emotional as son makes Test debut

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TOI Sports Desk / TIMESOFINDIA.COM / Updated: Feb 15, 2024, 09:16 IST

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Sarfaraz Khan, a 26-year-old Mumbaikar, made his India debut for the country on Thursday. He was presented the Test cap by bowling legend Anil Kumble ahead of the third Test against England in Rajkot. Despite his hard work and recent runs, Khan’s father, Naushad Khan, couldn’t control his emotions and shed tears during the ceremony.

Sarfaraz Khan's father gets emotional as son makes Test debut in Rajkot

Sarfaraz’s father Naushad Khan (Video grab)

NEW DELHI: After years of hard work and a mountain of runs lately in domestic cricket, middle-order batsman

Sarfaraz Khan

made his India debut for India on Thursday, as the 26-year-old Mumbaikar was presented the Test cap by bowling legend Anil Kumble ahead of the third Test against England in Rajkot
While

Team India

did the cap presentation ceremony in a huddle shortly before the toss, Sarfaraz’s

father

,

Naushad Khan

stood at a distance and couldn’t control his emotions and tears came out.

Sarfaraz

Sarfaraz’s father Naushad Khan kisses son’s Test cap. (Video grab)

Injured KL Rahul was ruled out of ahead of the match, which brought Sarfaraz into the picture.
Young wicketkeeper-batter

Dhruv Jurel

also made his India debut and was awarded the Test cap along with Sarfaraz. He will replace KS Bharat, who hasn’t been able to produce runs.

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