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This guy can bat: Alastair Cook heaps praises for Sarfaraz Khan after stunning Test debut

This guy can bat: Alastair Cook heaps praises for Sarfaraz Khan after stunning Test debut

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Alastair Cook hails Sarfaraz Khan's batting, speaks about his batting technique

Former England Cricket Team captain Alastair Cook heaped praises for Sarfaraz Khan. The youngster earned his Test debut in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test in Rajkot. Sarfaraz Khan shone with the bat where he slammed a fine fifty. Cook asserted that the youngster was a good batter and praised his batting technique.

Sarfaraz Khan slammed his fifty in just 48 balls. He became the joint second fastest Indian batter to slam fifty on Test debut. Sarfaraz got dismissed on 62 in an unfortunate run out incident involving Ravindra Jadeja.

“I enjoyed Sarfraz’s batting. I was intrigued to see him because you don’t average 70 runs in first-class cricket without being a serious player or run-getter,” Alastair Cook told said TNT Sports.

Alastair Cook Heaps Praises For Sarfaraz Khan

“You sometimes question some of the stats in the Ranji Trophy because they play on some really flat wickets – Jadeja has got a triple hundred there. But actually, this guy can bat. It was a real shame he was run out. I liked how positive he was and how late he played the ball to the spinners,” Cook added.

Sarfaraz Khan took the task to the English bowlers. He slammed 9 fours and a solitary sixer to reach his 62 run mark. Alastair Cook praised Sarfaraz’s batting style. Cook complimented how the Indian batter used his front foot in batting to perfection.

“It was very different to the modern way of going hard and using the front foot. He really manipulated the ball under his eyes, so I enjoyed that,” Cook concluded.

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