Sarfaraz Khan has been the young sensation for team India in U-19 World Cup matches and now he is proving his mastery in the presence of big stars in Indian Premier League as well.
Here are some of the amazing facts which you would love to know about this young master in town.
5.) Sarfaraz’s Birthday
Sarfaraz Khan shares his birthdate with Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. He was born exactly after 20 years of Sanga’s birth ie. on 22nd October 1997 in Mumbai.
4.) Sarfaraz Khan’s bonding with his father
He is coached by his father Naushad Khan, who was a well-known cricketer. Sarfaraz quit his school in order to focus on cricket and during this time, his father employed private Maths and English tutors to teach Sarfaraz.
3.) Sarfaraz’s IPL debut
Sarfaraz was barely 17 years and 177 days old when he got an opportunity to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in India’s biggest cricket event, Indian Premier League. He came into limelight after scoring brilliant 45 runs against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2015.
2.) Sarfaraz’s performance in U-19 World Cup
Sarfaraz has represented team India in U-19 World Cup twice in 2014 and 2016. He has proved his consistency of scoring runs by becoming the leading run scorer of U-19 World Cup 2016 held in Bangladesh. He also holds the record of most (7) 50+ scores in U-19 World Cup history.
1.) Moments to cherish for Sarfaraz
He has been praised by cricket legends like VVS Laxman, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli for his extraordinary batting skills.
How can one forget the moment when Indian Run machine Virat Kohli bowed to him after his superb knock in IPL 2015.
T20 Master Chris Gayle also said, “Sarfaraz is like a son to me.”
in IPL 2016 after watching the thunder of Sarfaraz against Sunrisers Hyderabad.