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Updated February 1st, 2024 at 16:17 IST

AB de Villiers issues ULTIMATUM to Rohit Sharma and Dravid: 'It's certainly him, that is not normal'

Former SA cricketer AB de Villiers has a strong message for Team India ahead of the 2nd Test match between India and England at Vizag.

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AB de Villiers advices Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid
AB de Villiers advices Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid | Image:AP/BCCI
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When Sarfaraz Khan, an Indian domestic batter, was chosen for the Men in Blue for the second Test Match against England in Vishakhapatnam, he finally had his chance. Following a defeat, Team India currently has two players out of the competition due to injuries. The team called up certain players to even the odds, and Sarfaraz was one of them. The hitter is overjoyed to have received the ultimate call-up. Moreover, AB de Villiers believes the selectors should include him in the starting XI for the second Test.

3 things you need to know

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  • Sarfaraz Khan was selected for the second test match between India and England
  • Due to injuries, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are not available for play
  • In addition to Sarfaraz, the team also includes Washington Sundar and Sourabh Kumar

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AB de Villiers wants the Sarfaraz Magic to shine in the 2nd IND vs ENG Test match 

Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers has shared his joy on seeing Sarfaraz finally receiving the ultimate call-up, which has eluded him for a long time. In one of his videos on his YouTube channel, de Villiers has hailed the batter's formidable numbers in domestic cricket.

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"It's just very exciting for me. His record in first-class cricket is quite outstanding, and if there's a guy that deserves it, it's certainly him. He has played 66 innings, 3912 runs, and an average of 69.85. 14 hundreds and 11 fifties, guys, that is not normal,” ABD said.

"That is a very, very good first-class record. I know it's a big jump up to international cricket against England, on the biggest stage, I hope he gets a chance because Rajat Patidar has also been playing well," he added.

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Sarfaraz Khan celebrates during a match | Image: PTI

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After coming off a loss, Team India will aim for a win as they face England in their second Test match of the five-match series at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Published February 1st, 2024 at 14:06 IST

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