Srinagar: Mumbai’s and Delhi Capitals batter Sarfaraz Khan has said that he doesnt mind waiting for his India chance and takes inspiration from Mumbai teammate Suryakumar Yadav.
“I just heard that a while ago. I was busy playing the Ranji Trophy so I saw it in the morning itself all that he had to say. See fitness is obviously important, and I try my best. When our last Ranji Trophy match got over, I got back home at 2AM in the night and at 5AM was back on the ground,” said the 25-year-old in an interview with SportsYaari while reacting to Sunil Gavaskar’s statement.
He further added, “So my ground fitness is up to the mark and when it comes to running and all, I try and get the most out of it during Ranji or IPL. DC recently conducted a fitness camp in Delhi for 14 days. Whatever we have in our hand, we do it.”
The Mumbai-born batter further stated that despite not getting many chances at the international level so far, he isn’t too bothered by it and is looking to follow in the footsteps of his good friend Suryakumar who needed just two years after his debut to rise to the top of the game.
“I am concentrating on the form that I am currently in, making sure I continue it for as long as possible. I’m doing this because when you lose your form, it doesn’t come back that easily. Often it happens that a player earns a late call-up,” stated Khan.
“Take Suryakumar Yadav for example. He is a great friend; we keep talking to each other about skills and we both play strong sweep shots. So like he too got a late start, he is in good form. So I too don’t mind waiting a bit longer but key is to sustain this form,” added Sarfaraz.