This is why Sarfaraz Khan changed his jersey number from 86 to 97

As reported by ESPN Cricinfo, Sarfaraz Khan spoke at a media conference after the match against Pakistan in ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 and revealed that changing his jersey number from 86 to 97 was done as a mark of respect to his father as in Hindi, 9 and 7 are ‘nau and saat’, which becomes ‘Naushad’ when said together in a rhyming way.

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