Sarfaraz Khan: 25 Year Old Power-pact Performer And A Wonderful Sportsperson

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Sarfaraz Khan a.k.a. Sarfaraz Naushad Khan came into this world on October 27, 1997. He belongs to the Indian team and nowadays he participates in Ranji Trophy as he represents Mumbai and Delhi Capitals in the ongoing league. In 2014 and 2016, Sarfaraz represented India in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He’s a part-time spinner and a fierce right-handed batsman.

In 2015, when Sarfaraz Khan started playing the Indian Premier League he was a youthful player at that time he played his initial debut representing Royal Challengers. He was solely 17 years and 177 days old at the moment. He was the initial uncapped player to be held by an IPL franchise the succeeding season. He’s presently the fourth-youthful player in the record of the IPL. He and his juvenile sibling Musheer were both listed in the renowned Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac in 2012 when he was 15 years old.

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Prompt Life

Sarfaraz Khan was born and raised in the Mumbai cities. He grew up in Azad Maidan for the adulthood of his youth. There, his dad and trainer, Naushad Khan, evolved youthful cricketers like Iqbal Abdullah and Kamran Khan. His dad looked at his capability to time the ball appropriately at a youthful age and commenced training him.

Because it subsisted delicate for him to master the maiden (grounds) during the pouring season from his territory in the cities, an artificial pitch was placed beside his house for practice. His dad expressed that not only does it save us time and energy, but it has also helped him get used to the bouncy lattices he may face in the future. Due to his justice scores, he was unfit to accompany the academy four times, thus a private instructor was hired to assist him with his calculation and English assignments.

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Domestic Career

Sarfaraz Khan rose to prominence after breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 45-year-old record of 439 off 421 balls in a Harris Shield game. In 2009, when he was only 12 years old, he played in his first Harris Shield game. He was representing Rizvi Springfield, his high school. There were 56 fours and 12 sixes in the innings. Soon after, he joined the Mumbai Under-19 team, and his performance earned him a spot on the Indian Under-19 team.

In 2013, Sarfaraz Khan hit 17 fours and a six in a match-winning 66 ball 101 against South Africa Under 19s. Bharat Arun who was an Indian Under 19 team’s head coach at the time, said that Sarfaraz is a brash cricketer who knows how to analyze the occurrence. He has strokes all over the wicket, and when he plays straight, he looks even better. He makes good use of his feet and also plays some cheeky strokes.

Sarfaraz participated in two Under-19 World Cups for India (2014 and 2016). The 2014 Under-19 World Cup emphasized 16 countries competing in a round-robin manner, with India completing fifth. He’d a strike rate of105.5 and grooved 211 runs in six matchups at a 70.33 standard. Two of his innings were in the fifties. Royal Challengers Bangalore, an IPL platoon, picked up him for$ 5 million for the 2015 season as an outgrowth of his smash.

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The 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh will be held in India, finalized in an improvised place. Sarfaraz Khan finished second in the competition in stints of run-scoring. In six innings, he afflicted up 355 runs, five of which were over 50, for a standard of 71 runs per inning. At the age of 19, he was a member of the United States Under-19 team. He has the record for the loftiest number of the fifties in World Cups at the Under-19 position (7 fifties across two World Cups).

Sarfaraz Khan scored an undefeated 200-plus score in the Ranji Trophy Round at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, making it his second consecutive daddy hundred.

Sarfaraz Khan began his Ranji career with Mumbai in 2014 when he faced Bengal. From the 2015–2016 season onwards, he has been playing for Uttar Pradesh. He had played 11 first-class matches till September 2019, scoring 535 runs with the top score of 155. He’d also appeared in 12 List A matches, scoring 257 runs at a strike rate of 96.25 per cent. Sarfaraz achieved his first triple century in first-class cricket against Uttar Pradesh in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy match in January 2020.

IPL career

Sarfaraz Khan, the youngest player to appear in an IPL game, was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore at the 2015 auctions. With his undefeated 45 off 21 Rajasthan Royals, he shot to fame. RCB captain Virat Kohli bowed in front of the 17-year-old while coming back to the dressing room after that innings – an amazing moment.

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Sarfaraz Khan was dismissed from the playing XI due to his lack of fitness despite his cameos in 2016. He missed the IPL the following year due to a leg ailment. RCB made an unexpected decision to keep him in 2018 over Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, which raised a lot of eyebrows. Sarfaraz’s performance was so poor that the RCB had no choice but to release him before the 2019 season. Kings XI Punjab bought the pocket-sized dynamo to help them improve their lower-middle order.

Sarfaraz Khan is a part of the Delhi Capitals franchise in the on-going season of IPL 2022.

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