Sarfaraz Naushad Khan born on 27th October 1997 is a professional cricketer of India. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler. He plays for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in IPL and Mumbai Cricket team. At the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he played for Under-19 Indian Cricket team in 2014 and 2016. In the history of the tournament, Khan is the most 50+ scorer (7 times). In the Ranji Trophy, he plays for Mumbai.
In 2009, at the mere age of 12 years, he scored an incredible 439 runs in 411 balls in the Haris Shield inter-school tournament. In this inning, he hit 12 sixes and 56 boundaries. After this match, he rose to prominence by breaking the 45-year old record and becoming the highest scorer in the history of the tournament. In 2013, he scored 101 runs in 66 balls against South Africa in the Under-19 quadrangular. In the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, he scored 355 runs in 6 matches and became the second highest run scorer in 2013.
Sarfaraz Khan is performing well above his age in cricket
He made his List A debut in March 2014 at Rajkot in a match against Saurashtra (played for Mumbai). His Twenty20 debut match was against Saurashtra in April 2014 at Mumbai. He made his first-class debut in December 2014 at Kolkata in the Ranji Trophy tournament in a match against Bengal (played for Mumbai). At 2014 World Cup, he scored 74 runs against Pakistan, 45 runs (not out) against Scotland, 34 runs (not out) against PNG, and 52 (not out) against England. At the Under-19 World Cup, Khan had also shown his bowling prowess along with his magnificent batting. He finished with 211 runs at a strike rate of 105 and an average of 70.33. In a 3 over spell, he conceded just 10 runs and picked one wicket.
Sarfaraz Khan – Cricket Player
Khan was signed up by the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in the 2015 IPL auctions for 50 lacs. He is the youngest player in the history of IPL. In a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL season, he finished with 35 runs in 10 balls, hitting two sixes and five boundaries. Khan played a crucial role in taking RCB to 200 plus score. After his knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he was entitled as ‘Indian 360 degrees’. In the RCB camp, his batting skills were enhanced under the guidance of Virat Kohli.
Despite his exemplary performance at a young age, Khan still has a tough life as he has to work extremely hard because Khan’s coach is his father, Naushad Khan. Naushad Khan is a hard taskmaster and was a famous cricketer in those days in Mumbai. He discovered talents like Kamran Khan and Iqbal Abdullah. Khan is a middle order batsman. He has the power of concentration, hunger for runs and sheer stamina. To get all kinds of shot right, he works extremely hard. He is best at smashing the bowlers all over the park and power hitting. He has a wide range of strokes. He plays multiple scoops on the off side and down the leg side. He is a safe fielder and a handy leg-spinner. He is gifted with incredible shot making abilities. He is even famous for scoring too quickly.
Achievements of Sarfaraz Khan
Khan is the young sensation in the cricket world. He manages his crease very well in difficult situations. He has an incredible batting prowess. He is a clean hitter of the ball. Despite his young age, Khan has immense potential and arduous talent. He is truly an asset for Indian cricket team. He is a promising newcomer. Seeing his talent and accomplishments, we can safely say that Sarfaraz Khan is performing well above his age in cricket.