The BCCI selection committee on Monday added Sarfaraz, left-arm spinner Sourabh Kumar, and all-rounder Washington Sundar to the squad for the second Test against England.
It is a maiden national call-up for Sarfaraz after a stellar domestic cricket show and more recently in the India A series against England Lions.
Sarfaraz was included in the squad after India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and batter KL Rahul were ruled out due to injuries. Jadeja sustained a hamstring injury while going for a quick single on Sunday while Rahul complained of pain in his right quadriceps.
After the maiden call-up, Sarfaraz, who scored 220 runs in 2 matches against England Lions at an average of ___, took to Instagram and shared a series of pictures.
Sarfaraz shared a heartwarming Instagram story featuring his father, as the motivational song ‘Badal Pe Paon Hain’ from the Bollywood film Chak De India plays in the background.