Ravi Shastri addresses Sarfaraz Khan’s wife as his mother in bizarre statement during live commentary

During commentary during the 3rd test between India and England, Ravi Shastri made a bizarre error when he addressed debutant Sarfaraz Khan's wife as his mother. Sarfaraz Khan made 62 runs in 66 balls on his debut.

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Ravi Shastri commentary Source: 'Twitter'

Sarfaraz Khan has waited for long for his time in Test cricket but the more you wait for your opportunity to arrive, the more satisfying it is when you make the most of it. It has been a similar story with Sarfaraz Khan where he finally got the baggy blue India cap after a grueling run in the domestic circuit and he made the most of his opportunity by impressing all the people witnessing his debut.

It was an emotional debut for Sarfaraz Khan as he got his test cap from the great Anil Kumble in the presence of his father and wife and when he went back to his father to give him a feel of the cap for which both of them toiled hard for years, it created a moment which touched everyone who witnessed it.

Ravi Shastri’s commentary goof-up

But as emotional as Sarfaraz’s debut was, his innings was as exciting. He smashed 62 runs in just 66 deliveries in his first outing in international cricket which included 9 boundaries and a six. But while Sarfaraz Khan was taking on the English bowling attack, an out-of-the-field blunder caught the attention of viewers when commentator Ravi Shastri mistakenly addressed Sarfaraz Khan’s wife as his mother.

While commentating Ravi Shastri said, "His father, his mother watching the young man bat.” Ravi Shastri is also known for his goof-ups amid live presentations added one more incident to some of his classics. The video went viral on social media as soon as Ravi Shastri said it. Watch the video here:

Sarfaraz’s unlucky dismissal

Sarfaraz Khan put up a show with the willow on his debut but as he was looking to make it big and notching up a dreamy century on his debut, a mix-up between him and Ravindra Jadeja cost him his wicket. 

Jadeja was not on 99 and in the quest of taking a quick single to reach the milestone, a horrible mix-up took place between both of them leaving Sarfaraz stranded in the middle of the pitch and Mark Wood did the rest with his direct hit resulting in Sarfaraz’s run-out for 62 runs. 



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