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“Ravindra Jadeja The Guilty Party”: AB De Villiers’ Clear Verdict On Sarfaraz Khan Run Out

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India vs England: Sarfaraz Khan reacts after getting out in the third Test.© AFP

Sarfarz Khan’s run out mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja made a lot of noise in the third India vs England Test. Sarfaraz Khan was playing a fast-paced innings and looked like going for a big score when the horrible mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja happened. Safaraz Khan had by then scored a 48-ball half-century, the joint fastest to the mark by an India Test debutant in the post-independence era. However, just when it looked like Sarfaraz Khan would go on to put up a big score, he got run out.  

Now, AB de Villiers has given his take on the issue. “Sarfaraz getting a 60-odd, getting run out unfortunately by Jaddu. Jaddu certainly was the guilty party in this instance but you could see the disappointment in his body language when he got his 100 just after that. The way he celebrated after that was very calm; he was very disppointed that he ran the young man out. It was great to see from an experienced campaigner taking responsibility and almost showing remorse on the pitch,” de Villiers said in his YouTube channel. “Sarfaraz had to walk off at 62, his first-ever Test match.” 

Sarfaraz Khan opened up on his dismissal at the end of day’s play. 

“At times there is miscommunication, and it is a part of the game. Sometimes you get run out. Such kind of things happen,” Sarfaraz Khan  said in the post-match conference.

Sarfaraz Khan added that Ravindra Jadeja helped him throughout his innings. “I talked to him at lunch time. I am that type of batter who like to talk while batting about what is going on. So, I told Jadeja to keep talking to me while I bat. He supported me a lot today and spoke to me at lunchtime,” Sarfaraz Khan said.

“He told me how the debutants feel and how he felt as a debutant. I was a bit nervous, especially when I played my first sweep and missed it. But he told me to take some time and it would be easy. I listened to him and tried implementing it.”.

On what Jadeja said on the run out, Sarfaraz said: “He said there was a bit of miscommunication, but I said it’s okay.”

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