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Sarfaraz Khan in IPL 2024? Mentor Gautam Gambhir advises KKR to sign Mumbai batter after Test heroics

Sarfaraz Khan in IPL 2024? Mentor Gautam Gambhir advises KKR to sign Mumbai batter after Test heroics

Sarfaraz Khan, who was released by Delhi Capitals and went unsold in the mini auction, is set to see a twist in the tale following an impressive Test debut.

After impressing on his Test debut in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test, Sarfaraz Khan looks all set to join Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming IPL 2024. Sarfaraz went unsold in the mini auction in December. However, his form with the bat in the longest format of the game has got the franchises excited once again.

Debutant Sarfaraz Khan ecstatic after contributing to India's stellar win with twin fifties in IND vs ENG 3rd Test in Rajkot

Unexpectedly, the right-handed batter went unsold at the auction in December. Delhi Capitals released the batter ahead of the auction after a poor outing in the IPL 2023. He only scored 53 runs in four games in the previous edition. In the auction, no franchise expressed interest in bidding for him despite his batting prowess.

After an outstanding debut for the Indian Test team, Sarfaraz is expected to witness a turnaround in his IPL fortunes. In the Rajkot Test against England, he scored half-centuries in both innings, capping an incredible start to his international career. He scored 62 runs off just 66 balls in the first innings. The Mumbai batter backed it up with a 68 runs off 72 balls not out in the second.

The two-time IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders are reportedly interested in signing Sarfaraz Khan for the IPL 2024 after his impressive Test debut. Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika reported that Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of KKR, has pushed for the signing of the batter. According to the report, Gambhir cited the necessity of strengthening the team’s batting lineup.

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