Indian U-19 star Sarfaraz Khan started this year’s IPL with a bang. However, the youngster was later surprisingly dropped from the side after the first five matches .

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, who is known to be fond of the youngster, later cleared the air by saying that Khan was dropped for his poor fitness.

The demands of cricket have moved beyond the skills with the bat and ball. In an ever changing scenario, fitness levels have become a key component in a team’s structure.

Improved fitness has had a direct impact on the team’s level of fielding, and it can make or break a game for a team.

India’s Test captain is leading from the front not only in terms of batting but also in fielding. And he has shown that no matter how good a player one is  but his fielding should be good otherwise he might face exclusion from the team.

Speaking on the matter during IPL, Kohli said,”Sarfaraz understands the areas in which he needs to work on as far as the fitness and fielding part is concerned. You can’t afford to have too many guys in the field who are not up to the mark with their fielding because the outfield here is lightning quick.”

Me as captain, I want to have a guy who gives 120 percent on the field and saves some crucial five to six runs.”

Well after listening to Kohli’s opinion it can be assumed that until and unless a player becomes fit, his place in the team is uncertain.

Sarfaraz might be the better batsman, but until he pulls up his fielding socks, his ambitions of making it to the India team will remain a distant dream.


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